Gen Z is reshaping the workforce; how managers can embrace it

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Gen Z is coming whether hiring managers like it or not, and business owners will have to learn to adapt if they want to survive.


While it is still early days in the workforce when it comes to Gen Z — a generation defined as people born between 1997 and 2012, so 12- to 27-year-olds — their numbers can’t be ignored. Gen Z this year is set to eclipse baby boomers as a share of the workforce, so it’s a generation of workers that’s here to stay.

Their arrival into the workforce has been met with a tsunami of headlines about how they are “entitled” and how they lack necessary work and social skills. In a familiar repetition of past depictions of previous generations, Gen Z also has been deemed lazy, strident and too political to fit into the modern workplace setting.

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