Gen-Z and Work

Today we are going to talk about what Gen Zers want from work. Gen Zers are the youngest generation in the workforce.

Gen-Z and Work
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Gen zers

Hello, language learners! Today we are going to talk about what Gen Zers want from work. Gen Zers are the youngest generation in the workforce, born between 1997 and 2012. They are very interested in working for organizations that have a positive impact on society and the environment. They also want to have a good work/life balance and a diverse, inclusive and supportive workplace. Gen Zers are not afraid to speak up for their values and to reject work assignments or employers that they feel are unethical or harmful. They want to be empowered to drive change through their individual work and to have a say in the decisions that affect them. Gen Zers are holding their employers accountable and expect them to put purpose at the heart of their business. What do you think about Gen Zers' expectations? Do you share them? Let me know in the comments below!

Priorities: Things that are most important
Motivations: Reasons for doing something
Theme: Main idea or topic
Aligned: In agreement or harmony
Societal: Related to society
Empowering: Giving power or confidence
Diversity: Variety of people or things
Equity: Fairness or justice
Inclusion: Acceptance or belonging
Embedding: Putting or fixing something deeply
Ethical: Right or moral
Impact: Effect or influence
Sustainability: Ability to last or continue
Accountability: Responsibility or answerability
Commitment: Dedication or loyalty

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