Each generation seems to feel that the younger generation is hard to work with. To test this theory for GenZers,ResumeBuilder surveyed 1,344 managers.
The verdict? 74% of managers agreed that the most challenging generation to work with is, in fact, Gen Zers.
Why? They lack technological skills (39%), effort (37%), and motivation (37%), among other skills and traits.
And these reasons cause companies to fire these workers. The survey found that one in eight have fired a GenZer within a week of their start date. The reason given for this early departure is that they lack motivation and effort and are too easily offended.
But there is hope.
Jennifer Stapleton, a manager at Social Rise, offers this advice in the statement announcing the survey results:
- Develop stronger interpersonal communication skills: While digital communication is essential, it’s also vital to be able to communicate effectively in person or over the phone. Building strong relationships with coworkers and supervisors will go a long way in ensuring success in the workplace.
- Be open to feedback and learning from others: GenZ is known for being independent and self-assured, but it’s essential to recognize that there is always more to learn. Being receptive to constructive criticism and seeking guidance from experienced colleagues can help them grow both professionally and personally.
- Demonstrate adaptability: The business world is constantly changing, and it’s important for GenZ employees to show that they can adapt to new situations and challenges. By being flexible and open to change, they can prove themselves as valuable assets to any company.
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