Gen Z (born after 1995) are tech-savvy, entrepreneurial, out-of-the-box thinkers – people you want on your team. Here are four ways to attract and retain New Zealand’s next generation of workers.
1. Tinker with your tech
Gen Z live and breathe technology – they don’t know life without it. You’ll need to enable your people to collaborate and communicate in the cloud and on any device as well as provide video calling using FaceTime or Zoom.
2. Keep it simple when you hire
These digital natives suss everything on their smartphones, including jobs. Keep your job ad short and sweet, make it easy and fast for people to apply and include a short video of your office or a staff testimonial. Invite people to record a one-minute video to introduce themselves and add to their application.
3. Hone in on health
Health and wellness is a top priority but you don’t need a massive budget. From free gym passes, fruit baskets or a healthy lunch shout – staff wellness programmes come in all shapes and sizes.
4. Encourage their entrepreneurial spirit
Gen Z are more likely to look for a piece of the business pie. They understand business ownership and will want to know how their role impacts all facets of your company. Take this seriously and you could be on to a winner.