Posted on: November 2018 Lara Edgcombe
Are You Generation Z?
The generation following Millennials, Generation Z, is also known as Gen Tech, Gen Wii, Net Gen, Digital Natives, and Plurals. The demographic is defined as those born from the mid-90s to the early 2000s. They’re born digital, have higher expectations than Millennials, and are more entrepreneurial.
Just when many businesses thought they were starting to “get” Millennials, Generation Z arrived on the scene. They’re young, they’re hungry, and they’re completely different from the generations before them.
Generation Z is here and ready to claim the spotlight.
Incredibly I’ve seen them written off as lazy, entitled and constantly on the lookout for the next best opportunity. But here’s the thing. I’m a Learning and Development Consultant for a Recruitment company where a vast portion of employees fall into this bracket. And I can assure you, that’s not my experience of Gen Z.
Phaidon International is ahead of the curve - we’ve taken the time to understand WHY Gen Z differs, and why they so valuable in business.
We Know What Generation Z Wants
Many companies think that trendy décor and flexible hours are all it takes to entice fresh talent. Sure, that matter, but Phaidon International offers something extra. Something that’s simpler and far more attractive to Gen Z - self-earned career progression based on merit.
The proof? 90% of our managers started as trainees. And many of these managers hail from Gen Z. So much for lazy, opportunistic job-hoppers.
We also offer the possibility to obtain financial security, another big concern for Gen Z. You’ll work towards juicy pay cheques and can take advantage of our overseas incentives to satisfy your wanderlust.
We Offer Gen Z Tailored Training
Part of my role at Phaidon International is to consider the generational effects on training and development. The love affair between Generation Z and social media means that Gen Zs are more comfortable in the public eye. They value immediate feedback and recognition.
Phaidon International’s training involves keeps ‘classroom time’ to a minimum. The majority of learning is done on the job where instant feedback is given to prepare you to deal with complex situations you’ll face on a daily basis.
New consultants are assigned a mentor when they start, providing the opportunity to benefit from experience and insight. Gen Zs’ need for recognition ensures that complacency doesn’t creep in.
Health & Happiness Are Key
Generation Z works hard, but they also really take pride in looking after themselves. We understand that a happy and healthy workforce is a productive one. So as part of this objective, we run “Wellness Weeks”.
Not only can you enjoy activities like yoga sessions, but you’ll also receive nutritional and financial advice. These weeks are highly embraced by our employees and also help build an authentic level of trust. We find our teams show a greater commitment when they connect with and find purpose in what they’re doing.
Phaidon International is looking to double our team in size to 1000 by 2020. This means that the next generation of employees, our Gen Zs, are vital to our vision and there’s a huge opportunity to progress here.
Build Your Recruitment Career At Phaidon International
Our CEO Harry Youtan progressed from graduate to CEO in ten years, and lives by the philosophy ‘better never stops’.
Are you a Gen Zedder looking for a business that gets and values you? Frustrated by the limitations other companies want to put on your progression?
Reimagine your potential with a graduate recruitment role with Phaidon International.
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Phaidon International is the parent company of five leading specialist recruitment agencies. For more than 15 years, we have given clients and candidates the peace of mind that the recruitment process is in expert hands. Out continual investment in best-in-class technologies and consultant training enables us to recruit with speed, precision and accuracy. Today, we provide contingency, retained search and project-based contract recruitment across 11 offices in 6 countries. Contact us today to learn more about the company and the opportunities we offer.