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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.

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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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