The emergence of Generation Z into the workforce coincides with a rapidly changing landscape, and their approach to their careers is indeed distinctive, setting them apart from even their Millennial counterparts.
While Millennials champion the cause of remote work, Gen Z professionals harbor concerns about missing out on valuable mentorship and networking opportunities if they are not physically present in the workplace. According to Caitlin Duffy, HR Research Director at Gartner, Gen Z employees tend to place a higher value on learning from their peers in the office compared to other age groups.
As a recruiter, I’ve noticed this trend. Newer professionals often rely on the mentorship and guidance of their more seasoned colleagues to position themselves for success within the company. It may be surprising to learn that the youngest members of the workforce exhibit a strong inclination to work in the office, even though this is not a trend that can be immediately substantiated with statistics. Nonetheless, it aligns with the nature of career development.
Troy Ashby, CPA
President Benchmark Search