Roughly 1 in 3 American workers are Millennials. So what's next?
The next wave of employees is Gen Z. In fact, currently there are 23 million Gen Z-ers already in the working world. So what are the characteristics of Gen Z?
This generation was born between the mid-90s and early 00's. They are self-aware, independent, innovative, and goal-oriented - in other words, they are entrepreneurial and aren't afraid to take risks. This generation was raised during the great recession which has made them salary-driven and aware of the importance of employment.
By 2020, Gen Z will make up about 24% of the workforce.
Money and job security are Gen Z's top motivators and they place a high importance on earning a high salary. They want a constant stream of honest, transparent feedback and loathe the typical yearly review.
This generation is highly competitive and believe there are winners and losers in life - and they'll hustle to gain the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. Their strong independence means they want to be judged on their own merits and individual talent.
This tech savvy bunch was raised in the digital age and views technology as an extension of themselves. On average, they use about five screens a day (compared to Millennials who use three).