Unlocking Gen Z Potential: Overcoming Challenges in Recruitment and Retention

The current state of Gen Z recruitment suggests that the individuals in this age range would be the future of the modern workforce. Brands will hire 14.7% more college grads in 2023 than 2022 but job transitions are up 80% year over year for Gen Z. What does this mean for recruitment professionals, or for that matter, the future of work?

Companies Face Unrivaled Challenges Around Gen Z recruitment And retention. There are three major factors fueling the Gen Z hiring gap: Changing workplaces in a post-COVID world, Unnecessary friction in the workplace, and Misaligned career expectations between employees and employers. 52% of early-career employees believe their turnover could have been avoided which probably means the hiring strategies need to be relooked at. 

Establishing clear expectations contributes to high levels of mental and emotional stability. Fostering genuine transparency relieves stress because it removes worry for the future. Offering workplace respect promotes positive mental health for a generation facing a daunting crisis. Nurturing meaningful connections helps bridge the personal and professional disruption that COVID caused. Focusing on intentional communication helps Gen Z navigate the current information overload they face on a daily basis.

What You Need To Recruit And Retain Gen Z
Source: Abode HR