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Gen Z Demands Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Gen Z is the most diverse and educated generation in the workforce, and they are increasingly demanding diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

According to a new report from ManpowerGroup, 56% of Gen Z-ers say they would not accept a job without diverse leadership, and 68% say their employer is not doing enough to build a more diverse workplace.

Gen Z is the first generation to grow up entirely in the internet age, and they are more likely to be driven, socially aware, empathetic, and collaborative than previous generations. They are also more likely to value authenticity and flexibility in the workplace.

As Gen Z's share of the workforce increases, businesses are increasingly recognizing the importance of diversity and inclusion. In fact, 68% of businesses say they plan to prioritize young people under the age of 25 as part of their diversity and inclusion programs.

Here are some ways businesses can attract and retain Gen Z talent:

  • Promote diversity and inclusion: Make it clear that your company is committed to diversity and inclusion, and that you value the unique perspectives and experiences of all employees.
  • Offer flexible work arrangements: Gen Z is more likely to value flexibility in the workplace than previous generations. Consider offering hybrid work arrangements or flextime options.
  • Create a culture of authenticity: Gen Z is more likely to be drawn to companies that value authenticity and allow employees to be themselves. Create a culture where employees feel comfortable being themselves and sharing their ideas.
  • Pay attention to values: Gen Z is more likely to want to work for companies whose values align with their own. Make sure your company's values are clear and that you are living up to them.

By taking these steps, businesses can attract and retain the best and brightest Gen Z talent.

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Diversity and InclusionFuture of Work
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