By Shalene Gupta, Fast Company (TNS)
The future lies with the next generation, and to understand this, pundits are peering into their crystal balls, trying to figure out what Gen Z wants from work. Adobe surveyed over 1,000 Gen Z employees with up to three years of work experience. Here are the highlights:
- They’re on board the generative AI train: 50% say they use it in their work but only 35% say their employer has implemented guidelines on using generative AI, and 59% say they are not worried that it will replace their jobs.
- They are hungry for mentorship: Forget the stories about Gen Z being checked out. According to the survey, 83% say mentorship is crucial for their development but only 52% reported having a mentor, and 48% said they wanted more training on the hard skills related to their job.
- They want their work to matter: 70% are eager to grow in impact and dream of climbing up to the C-suite, and 78% said it was important to connect with their workplace’s values. Interestingly, 84% said their current employer is doing a good job of being a good corporate citizen.
“Gen Z is disrupting the way we work. They are curious about new technologies … demand a diverse and inclusive workplace with career growth opportunities, and care deeply about personal and company values alignment,” said Cortney Erin, vice president of global talent acquisition at Adobe.
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