Gen Z Recruitment: Research to help nonprofit leaders with hiring and staffing concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Community Rec Magazine recently surveyed its advisory board on the industry’s top trends and concerns for the first quarter of 2022. And to no surprise, results placed hiring and staffing as a top concern.
This aligns with research from talent solutions and business consulting firm, Robert Half. The company’s biannual Job Optimism Survey of more than 2,400 professionals tracks worker sentiment on current and future career prospects and reveals key implications for employers.
According to the survey, more than 4 in 10 workers (41%) said they plan to look for a new job in the first half of 2022. The top reasons are to secure a salary boost (54%), better benefits and perks (38%) and the ability to work remotely permanently (34%).
Those most likely to start job searching are:
There’s an opportunity to attract job-seeking Gen Z professionals – those born after 1996. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Gen Z will make up 30% of the workforce by 2030. But an important note to make is they have different ideas when it comes to networking and job seeking.
Handshake, a platform that connects students and employers, recently surveyed over 1,200 alumni and soon-to-be graduates and found the group is taking a more virtual approach to the professional realm than any generation before. Results showed:
Lastly, don’t be afraid of change. Gen Z has some new ideas and you may question how it currently fits into your organizational structure. Ask questions and be open to learning. You never know when the next big trend is coming, but you can always start your own.