By: Mia Cadle
Since the creation of the titles Millenials and Generation Zs have struggled to prove their worth and identity in the workspace. Misconceptions and preconceived notions, paired with the growing numbers of mental health diagnoses within the generations, led many people to believe that executives aren’t hiring from the two groups.
However, after taking a trip to meet with these said executives I can assure you that is not true. Executives are very much looking to hire from the two groups and here are the reasons why.
Throughout all the meetings and calls one of the things that became infinitely clear was the desire for a new outlook. The talks of inclusion and diversity were the main topics of conversation and it led to another circling around the ideas of how to expand the growing network.
There is no hiding the fact that we are very tech-savvy people. We spend most of our time staring at a screen and our ability to find our way around a new site often outmatches the executive. Many executives told us about how they hope to better expand the company name to different platforms. That means they need people who can navigate their way through it.
Social Media Influences
With the spreading of social media, like Instagram, and the creation of new platforms, like Tik-Tok, more and more companies are trying to find new ways to appeal to the younger audience. The social media challenges they had us do was an overwhelming amount, and more times than not often included company employees stopping us to ask how different apps work.
An Adventuring Attitude
For many employers, one of the biggest challenges they face is hiring people who are willing to move away from home. The ability to pick up and move to a new city and start a new life is the greatest ability to have. Executives are looking to our generations to lead the way in these fields and it starts by leaving behind the old ones.
Last and certainly not least, the need to change for the better. Many executives are looking to our generations not just for technology but for thoughts and ideas. They want to see us lead them into a new age and one that will be better than the one before.
After attending this trip I learned so many things but the one that stood out to me the most was this. The faith in our generations is beginning to grow and I think that it will continue to grow as we do. The rest of the world is counting on us.