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How is Gen Z changing the workplace?

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Gen Z is transforming the workforce and leaders who want to attract this next generation of talent need to understand what they really want from a job.

Born between 1997 and 2012, Gen Z currently makes up 30 percent of the world’s population and is expected to account for 27 percent of the workforce by 2025. Here are three key things Gen Z expect from their employers: 

Learning & Development

According to LinkedIn, 76% of Gen Z workers see learning as the key to their advancement. Employers need to clearly articulate how they will provide robust opportunities for learning and growth. 

Mental health and wellness support

Even before the pandemic forever changed how we work and live, younger workers were looking for better mental health support from their employers. Unsurprisingly, organizations that offer mental health and wellness support inspire deeper loyalty on the part of employees of all ages. 


Gen Zers want a job that pays the bills, fits their life and contributes to the betterment of the world in some way, shape or form. They want to work for organizations and leaders whose purpose and mission is clear and aligned with their own.

Not sure where to start? We can help.

At South End Partners, our Toronto executive recruiters work with large and small organizations across industries (from technology, to supply chain, to sales and operations) to help them find the right leaders for the right opportunities using an objective, data driven approach.

We also provide comprehensive HR consulting services including onboarding support, interview coaching and training, and strategies to develop your superstar teams.

Reach out to find out how we can help you today!