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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Are the digital natives ready to come to work yet? | Automation - Tech Wire Asia

Soumik Roy, business and technology specialist summarizes, Understanding millennials have been a challenge for companies as the group has different expectations from their career and their life than their previous generation.

Is the Gen Z ready to join the workforce?
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Now, as companies finally seem to have understood how to provide millennials with the ideal ecosystem where expectations are met and productivity soars, they have yet another demographic to understand. The Gen Z.

These are “the youngest executives” joining the workforce today — being between 19 and 23 years old.

It’s a group that could represent up to 20 percent of the workforce by 2020, especially in countries currently benefiting from the “demographic dividend” such as India, Bangladesh, and Indonesia. 

Here, hundreds of thousands of young people join the workforce every month.

According to a new study, Gen Z could be a tough group to manage — after all, their confidence in their tech skills doesn’t equate to workforce readiness.

However, being digital natives, they may have a unique edge compared to “their seniors” and could provide significant support to the digital transformation agenda and accelerate the journey to digital maturity in most industries...

Overall, as organizations prepare to welcome Gen Z-ers into the workplace, the study recommends that schools teach students how, not just what, to learn, and suggests that companies help Gen Z-ers build soft skills and confidence through internships, job rotations, and other programs.

Source: Tech Wire Asia