Preparing for the next wave of talent

What matters most when it comes to recruiting, retaining generation Z?
By Chris Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/27/2019
Gen Z
Human resources plays a crucial role in identifying how to best incentivize gen Z, when to offer more support and what hiring strategies and retention methods will resonate with this group. Credit: DisobeyArt (Shutterstock)

For years, HR leaders have been trying to determine what millennials most want out of a job and how to best appeal to this generation. However, leaders are now setting their sights on the next cohort to enter the workforce: generation Z, comprised of those born between 1995 and 2010.

To prepare for the next wave of talent, which is estimated to account for 20 per cent of the workforce by next year, talent leaders need to recognize that these digital natives bring an unprecedented level of technological skills to the table.

But, simultaneously, they exhibit skills gaps in certain areas, particularly when it comes to soft skills.