There are a few familiar descriptors for Gen Zs: Tech-savvy, independent, and impact-focused are a few.
This article is a well researched, handy reference list. No surprises but some recruitment challenges eg #1 keeping face to during volume recruitment. I'd make the case that 'face to face' is a another way of describing relationship and support. We recently turned around a video interview process where candidates were dropping off for lack of support and the personal touch. It was a simple solution that made a remarkable difference. So Gen Z needn't be overwhelming to adjust to. Rather it requires starting with paying attention to their needs plus simple solutions.
Here's the list:
1. Gen Z prefers face-to-face communication over digital.
2. Gen Z wants frequent feedback from their managers.
3. Gen Z prides themselves on challenging the status quo.
4. Gen Z wants honest and direct communication.
5. Gen Z is particularly attuned to gendered language.
6. Gen Z values collaboration and teamwork, especially with peers.
Of course, not every person communicates the exact same way, but these overarching trends are worth keeping in mind for larger initiatives such as onboarding, recruiting, and implementing management processes for interns or entry-level employees.