Generations in the Workplace

How Gen Z is Redefining Leadership in the Workplace

While the demographics of millennials and Gen Zers overlap, these two generations have different expectations of management and leadership in the workplace. It is crucial to get a better understanding of what type of leadership works well with Gen Zers.

How to Create A Company Culture That Attracts Gen Zers

Millennials are slowly exiting the spotlight as Generation Z arrives to take center stage—and they’re about to transform the face of the workforce as we know it. As an HR professional, it’s time to prepare your organization for this new wave of employees. This includes establishing a company culture that will get their attention. Your workplace culture defines the environment your employees work in. It’s the pre-existing personality of your company, shaped by your core values, vision, work ethics, assumptions, norms, language, and habits. This culture is weaved into the other facets of your company, affecting your employees’ productivity, work performance, interaction with one another, and overall well-being. When workers fit in with your culture, they’re more likely to enjoy their time at work. The company culture and the environment you create can make a difference in catching the attention of the best talents. Ready to welcome Gen Zers in your company? Here are some ways to make them feel at home in your workplace. Let’s get started!  1. Show them how it’s done Gen Zers are the true digital natives as they likely don’t remember a time without the Internet. They grew up with the rise of smart technology,…

Here’s How the Filipino Gen Z Are Changing the Workplace

The thunder of the Millennials is gradually passing. Now, the recruitment industry is gearing up for a new wave of job seekers and employees that are ready to make their mark in the workforce—the Generation Z. The so-called post-millennial generation is the youngest market today. Pew Research Center identifies this generation as those born from 1997 onwards, which means their oldest members are roughly 22 years old and graduating college or have already started their first jobs.  Generation Z are passionate and ambitious individuals. They’re adept people who are willing to learn new skills that can help with their life and career. Gen Zers are also the true digital natives, with 68% of Filipino Gen Zers confident in their tech-savviness. So, what does this mean for recruiters and companies? Filipino Gen Zers are transforming the workplace, and it’s time that employers accept these changes and adapt to it. This should give both you and your Gen Z employees many benefits.  Much smaller generation Since the oldest Gen Zers are just starting out their careers, they’re the smallest population in the workforce today. But that makes them great candidates for entry-level positions where only minimal experience is necessary.  This encourages human…

7 Tips to Create a Mentorship Program to Empower Gen Z Employees

It seemed just yesterday when the talk was all about how millennials behave at work and how businesses can adapt to this generational shift. But now, the post-millennial generation is starting to take over the workforce.  Generation Zers have their own character to bring to the table, which means you need to refine your approach when working with them. These are individuals born from 1997 onwards, meaning the oldest of the rising generation are 22 years old and the newest members to the workforce. Gen Z is known to be the purpose-driven generation. Their passion and values appear evident not only in their purchasing habits but also in how they plan their career track and what they look for in their future employers. In fact, research shows that 60% of Gen Zers want to make an impact on the world in contrast to 39% of millennials. With this, you need to create a workplace that drives meaning and fulfillment if you wish to attract and motivate Gen Z job seekers and employees. To start, develop a mentorship program to demonstrate what your company offers and nurture their talents and skills. Check out this visual guide for mentorship program tips. This…

The Burnout Generation: Why Millennials and Gen Z Are Getting Tired of Work

We’ve all been through a rough patch at work, which mostly involves spending more time beyond your regular eight-hour shift to complete one task after another. Stress can wear you down, and this eventually leads to exhaustion where you can’t keep up with work’s excessive demands. Often, this kind of situation has taken you to a place where you drag yourself to work every day and tackle each task with a total lack of enthusiasm. This is a sure sign of occupational burnout, and it’s more common than you think, particularly in the younger generation. With millennials making up most of today’s workforce and Gen Z right on their heels, occupational burnout has become a cause for concern. Apparently, there are various reasons behind this behavior that are specific to their generation. These two generations may differ in many ways, but they converge in how they’re affected by stress-related work. As with every good employer, business owner, or recruitment agency professional, it’s your job to know what makes both generations tick, and this includes all the reasons that cause burnout, so you can address them properly. ‘Errand paralysis’  A viral BuzzFeed piece explored the reasons why millennials have become the…

Here’s Why 75% of Millennials are in Favor of Job-Hopping

When a hiring manager or recruitment agency thinks of millennial workers, one of the stereotypes that come into mind is that they probably won’t stay in the company for long. Perhaps this assumption is correct, as 75% of people ages 18-34 believe that job-hopping will have a positive effect on their careers. On the other hand, for Baby Boomers and Gen Xers, job-hopping is a foreign concept. Their office culture promotes staying in a company for years before transferring elsewhere; some even last in the same organization for decades. This is one of the primary reasons why millennials are criticized for not being able to stay in the same job for a long time. It’s seen as unprofessional, and some people believe it can hurt their professional image. Compared to millennials, only 59% of those ages 35-54 (Gen X) are willing to change jobs frequently. That’s a significantly lesser figure, but still the majority. So why are millennials pegged with this kind of behavior? The younger generation is thought to be more experimental and fearless when it comes to seeking opportunities that can level up their career, which can be seen in a lot of industries. Here’s a closer look…

How Can Older Employees and Millennials Effectively Work with Each Other?

The modern workplace is at its peak of age diversity. Most companies currently have three generations working together in one office; some even have four. Countless studies have shown that each group has distinct characteristics, differing priorities, and varying work ethics. These stereotypes sometimes lead to divisive behavior among employees, hindering efficiency and lowering productivity. People in the workplace shouldn’t be afraid of this. Recruitment consultants have been noticing the trends and figured that it’s high time to accept and adapt to the changes in the workforce.  This set-up creates an exciting opportunity to evaluate your team members and utilize each generation’s strengths. Co-workers should be aware and respectful of the ideas and methods of each group and make it a habit to learn from them instead of criticizing them. But, respect begins with awareness and understanding of the different generations and their work ethics.   Who are the Different Generations in the Workplace? Baby Boomers Born between 1946-1964, Baby Boomers are a diligent and steadfast group. Their nickname came from the increase of birth rates at the time following World War II. Get Smarter paints a picture of what Baby Boomers are like in the office: Tenacious and disciplined…

The Cycle of Employee Experience and How You Can Improve It

The cycle of employee experience identifies the different stages that someone goes through in a company and the role that HR plays in improving their progress in the process. Managing the cycle is crucial for HR professionals and recruitment consultants because all corporations need employees—assets who bring in the most benefits for the growth of a company. When there’s a life cycle program, employees experience a consistent series of steps through their career while enabling HR to collect and analyze data that can help improve HR processes and methods. Each stage brings challenges to both the company and employees, but the fact remains that it is vital for HR to improve it to offer a relevant experience to every employee or candidate.   I. Attraction Attraction is the first step to getting the attention of your prospect employees, and this is made possible by establishing your employer brand. As defined by author Brett Minchington, employer brand is the image of an organization as a ‘great place to work’ in the mind of current employees, key stakeholders, active and passive candidates, clients, and customers. When your company has the characteristics applicants search for, you entice and keep great talents which are…

30 Ways to Disengage Your Employees

Your company’s HR specialist or recruitment consultant is tasked with recruiting and retaining talents who are eager to be an integral part of the organization. This vitality resulted in an employee engagement level of 82%, according to a research of ADP, Evolution of Work 2.0: The Me vs. We Mindset. However, this means that there are still around 20% of employees who are disengaged. A Custom Insight survey found that managers are the drivers behind employee disengagement, with 49% of the respondents giving this response. Lack of respect for or conviction in the management’s organizational direction and lack of basic needs (compensation, workplace conditions, etc.) can also cause disengagement. These are some of the things you may be doing that can disengage employees. 1. Controlling or calculating their every move Tracking and timing your employees’ every step will make them feel like they are machines, causing them to feel detached, lose morale, and even underperform. 2. Breaking promises      Management likes to make commitments to employees to encourage them to work harder. Most of the time, though, they bite off more than they can chew and fail to deliver. 3. Micromanaging As a superior and an individual, you work differently from others….

Promoting the Culture of Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

Organizations and businesses recognize the value of having a culture of equality and diversity in the workplace, as the benefits go beyond just the legal obligations. Having a diverse workforce and inclusive culture allows organizations to offer a wider range of ideas, skills, and experience. As such, promoting equality and diversity in the workplace is one of the top goals of any employer, recruitment consultant, or HR professional. A lot of times, people aren’t even aware when their comments or actions can already be considered discriminatory. Most employers would even claim that they practice a culture of equality and inclusivity in their company. So, it’s important to look at all the vital aspects of equality to ensure that proper measures are taken to prevent discrimination.   What Does Workplace Equality and Diversity Mean? Equality in the workplace means that all employees have access to equal opportunities and peripherals regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, or class. Diversity means that business and companies welcome people from various backgrounds. It’s about how an organization reflects these attitudes in their workplace policies and hiring process.   It’s a Conscious and Continuous Effort for All Involved Promoting a culture of…

Think Twice Before Asking These Common Interview Questions

As HR professionals or recruitment consultants, you want to make the most out of the time you have with your candidates, but there are interview questions that hinder you from getting to know your applicants effectively. Sometimes, the most common questions aren’t as effective as what you think. These questions may keep you from building a good rapport with the candidate. Keep in mind that candidates come from all sorts of backgrounds, so you should consider modifying your questions from time to time depending on what’s written on their resume and the flow of your interview session. Here are some of the common questions you should think twice before asking in an interview. 1. “Tell me about yourself?” This is probably one of the most traditional questions asked by interviewers. You might think that this is a good icebreaker, but it actually gives an impression that you haven’t read your candidate’s profile. If you want to find out something new about your candidates, focus on a particular item in their resumes such as previous roles, an extra-curricular activity or goals achieved and let them expound on that. 2. “Why are you leaving your current job?” While you aim to learn…

Millennials vs Generation Z: How Do They Achieve Success in the Workplace?

The 21st century saw old and newer generations co-populating the workforce, with those in the retirement age of 60 choosing to extend their working years until they’re in their 70s. HBR describes it as a social phenomenon where five generations – traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z – are seen to be working side by side. At the same time, studies point out that by 2025, the generation of Millennials will comprise the majority of the workforce – three-quarters to be more specific. These statistics show that the generations of Millennials and Gen Z will be dominating the workplace in the near future. It’s therefore important for your HR team, recruitment firm, and hiring managers to get to know Millennials and Gen Z individually, especially their work styles and ethics so that you could provide them the best work environment possible. Here’s a glimpse of who the Millennials and Generation Z are as two distinct demographics in today’s workforce—with each having unique skills and traits that could affect the way they view or pursue success in the workplace. Share this Image On Your Site </p><br /><br /><br /> <p><strong>Please include attribution to https://manilarecruitment.com with this graphic.</strong></p><br /><br…

7 Ways to Make Gen Z Employees Love Your Company

You’ve finally adjusted to the work culture of millennials, and now, the first wave of Gen Z has graduated from college. Fasten your seatbelt and be prepared for Gen-Zers in the workplace. Generation Z is comprised of young adults born between 1997 to 2010. They grew up during the bad times—the aftermath of 9/11, the succeeding terrorist attacks, the Iraq war, and the Great Recession. They witnessed people around them lose their jobs, their homes, and their savings. These experiences are ingrained in them. Gen-Z was born and raised at a time when the internet is already a great part of everyday life. They were kids when cellular phones became popular, and they’re used to being connected. Technology is not a new concept to them; they’re natives of the digital world. It’s something they’re simply used to. What does this mean for you? As an HR professional or recruiting consultant in the Philippines, you need to contextualize your strategies to help the new Gen Z employees love your company. Here’s what you can do. 1. Allow them to own their work Growing up with the power of the internet greatly encouraged independent thinking in these digital natives. These young adults…

A Guide to Recruiting Millennial Talents Through Social Media

What’s used to connect family and friends is now used to connect even the corporate world. Job seekers use social media to look for career opportunities, while recruitment firms are starting to realize the potential of social media in an effective recruitment strategy. Hence, the modern recruitment strategy known as “social hiring” was born. Here are the facts you need to know about social hiring and why you should care about it in the 21st century. The rising millennial workforce means recruiters need to adapt. Millennials are now the largest labor force, according to a 2015 study by Pew Research Center. This new breed of job seekers is not driven by the same motivations as the previous generations – like a huge paycheck or a pay raise.  Economic changes and other various factors have influenced the mindset of millennials, who are less entitled and more practical than their parents when it comes to their careers. This means recruiters will need to adapt their strategies based on the habits of this new generation to connect with them – and make them a potential employee. Millennials are the most active social media users. Perhaps the most notable characteristic of millennials is that…

8 Ways You’re Disengaging Top Employees

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Edgers in the Workplace: Here’s What You Need to Know

Meet the team Edgers/Plurals/Gen Z/Post-Millennials comprised of people born after 1997, and are set to introduce a new shape to the current workforce. With Gen X parents and millennial siblings, the Edgers are highly tech-savvy and depend on mobile for communication and entertainment. They follow tech trends and expect to work with upgraded tech as they become a part of the corporate and working jungle. By 2020, the Generation Z is expected to have 2.56 billion individuals globally. From the millennials to the edgers, how can your company and recruitment firms continue to update your processes with the evolving and diversified batch of employees? The Edge of Workplace Glory: Working with Edgers By now, you should prepare your millennial employees for management positions. Working with edgers is as puzzling as working with millennials. This generation shares an entrepreneurial spirit with the millennials, and 50% spend their free time to build new skills. 1. Edgers are concerned with financial woes Combined with the aftermath of the Great Recession and the millennials’ struggle with financing, edgers are aware of the money reality they’re faced with and save money as much as they can before they worry about it. Sixty-four percent of edgers…

Why Millennials Want to Quit Your Company

The Generation Y – Millennials are currently dominating the workforce and market. Considered as tech-savvy and hyper-connected employees, millennials are contributing and introducing new business strategies to adapt with the present time. It goes without saying that companies must know how to keep pace with millennials and their way of doing business. This generation won’t keep up with poor technology and discrepancies in the processes, as they value growth and development above all. If your company lacks a factor, chances are millennials won’t hesitate to pursue other opportunities in this vast industry and resolve challenges on their own. In a Deloitte 2016 survey, an average of 6 out of 10 millennials don’t mind job hopping and leave their current job in the next four years. Millennials at Work: Why Quitting is Always an Option Creativity, innovation, and passion are millennial work traits that companies need in the present workforce industry to succeed and stay afloat despite the competition. The millennial talent pool is large, and a lot of companies and recruitment firms are establishing retention and employment strategies to make millennials stay. There’s a thin line between the cost of retaining millennial employees and hiring new ones. A Millennial Branding…

How You Can Encourage Millennial Talents to be Top Employees [Infographic]

Millennials currently make up almost half of the workforce. But by 2030, they will make up 75% of the global workforce. This is why understanding the factors that motivate and drive millennials to be at the top of their games are crucial to employers, companies, and recruitment consultants. Harnessing the talents and skills of millennials and encouraging them to become top employees would be highly beneficial to businesses and organizations. Millennials have an entrepreneurial mindset and are very creative, independent, and tech-savvy. Despite the fact that millennials are the most educated generation in the world, they’re also notorious job hoppers who would up and leave their job the moment they feel unhappy. Millennials are the future leaders of your organization, so you need to motivate them to bring their A-game every day at work. We’ve outlined the ways how you can encourage millennial talents to be top employees. Millennials are the future leaders of your company. Encouraging them to be at their best will help mold them to become great leaders, managers, and executives. Proper motivation also helps boost their productivity at work. Explaining your company vision clearly will help millennials realize how their role is crucial to the success…

Filipino Millennials Are Changing The Workplace. Here’s How

Millennials are coming of age, and they are overtaking the workforce with a work culture that’s significantly different from the values that the previous generations upheld. It’s said that by 2020, millennials will make up 50% of the workforce and that by 2030, the number of millennials in the workforce will shoot up to 75%. In just a few years, their numbers will be the only statistics that matter. In the Philippines alone, millennials make up a third of the country’s population, which means that they already occupy a significant portion of the workforce. In fact, a survey from the Philippines Statistics Authority indicated that the almost 50% of the Philippine workforce in 2015 is composed of millennials aged 15 to 34 years old. Millennials are known to be tech-savvy, confident, creative, and well-adjusted individuals with entrepreneurial mindsets. But, what does this mean for employers, organizations, companies, and recruitment firms in the Philippines? Millennials are changing the workplace, and it’s time to accept these changes. Millennials want it all. Career growth is highly important for millennials, and they want to be assured of their career path in the workplace. According to a survey conducted by Navarro Amper & Co., the…

Millennials’ Working Habits Employers Need to Know [Infographic]

You’ve probably heard it before: Millennials are lazy and irresponsible. And here they are, taking the workforce by storm. Millennials are now the largest population in the workforce, and they are getting…

6 Ways to Engage Your Millennial Employees

In 2015, millennials became the largest generation in the workforce. It is also predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that by 2030, this generation will make up 75% of all employees…

Baby Boomers vs Gen X vs Millennials: How Do They Differ at Work? [Infographic]

According to a study by PwC, there’s a disconnected relationship between the older generations in the senior management and…

Navigating the Filipino Work Culture [Infographic]

You’ve probably heard about the world-famous Filipino hospitality from friends who have traveled to the Philippines, and it is true. The Filipinos really are one of the world’s friendliest people. In HSBC’s survey titled “Expat Explorer Survey 2011,” the…

How to Create a Company Culture That Attracts Millennials

A lot of studies have been conducted to understand the new breed of workers dominating today’s workforce—the millennials. Often, it is not flattering how they are being described. Millennials come off as juvenile and self…

Filipino Millennial Employees Decoded [INFOGRAPHIC]

The face of the employment market is changing as the workforce is ushering in a new generation—the Millennials. This particular demographic is known to be technologically savvy, ambitious, aggressive, and are ready to make their mark…

8 Statistics You Have to Know About Hiring and Working with Millennials

As more baby boomers (born from 1940s to 1960s) are retiring, the global workforce landscape is expected to slowly start changing as the millennials (born from the early 1980s to…

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