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Our latest research Generation Z What They Want from Work (2022)

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We sought the opinions of nearly 500 Gen Zs, via a combination of Survey and Interview, pre- and post-pandemic. What organisations will Gen Z work for? What Employee Experience will motivate Gen Z? What are Gen Z’s work-life preferences? Our Research Report details our findings, shares our insights and suggests the SIX QUESTIONS businesses must be able to answer if they are to attract, motivate and inspire Gen Z.

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About our Position Paper Five Generations in the Workplace

Our Position Paper Five Generations in the Workplace explores the latest generational diversity issues now being faced by organisations, with five generations of employees in the workplace. It gives an enlightening overview and provides a useful check-list to assess how well your organisation is coping with this demographic shift. The Paper explains why and how the generations are different and looks at three key leadership challenges, and the opportunities they present, in more detail. We’ve identified these to be: (1) Managing the expectations of the Millennial Generation; (2) Making the most of your older Baby Boomer workforce; and (3) Leveraging diversity by enhancing cross-generational team work.

We’re curious. So, we’re always asking the important questions. We love to share the answers.

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The Ageing Workforce: What’s Your Strategy? We asked 850 baby boomer employees their views on retirement versus working longer and 13 organisations their views on the ageing workforce and what plans they have for change. Download the full research report. Find out what your older employees are really thinking about work. Learn from the success stories of organisations who are capitalising on the needs of their older employees to create win-win, profitable working environments. Read case studies from organisations already anticipating, recognising and responding to the ageing-workforce trend: Barclays Wealth, BMW, Coursera, GSK, Sodexo and Vita Needle. Assess what action your organisation should take now to reduce the risk of a talent shortage in the future: use the unique diagnostic tool included in the report.

Gen Up on Social Recruiting We asked 137 Gen Ys and Gen Zs how they use social media, and specifically how they use it to search for a job. We discovered that the key to effective social recruiting is to know what social media sites GEN Y and Z will use for their job search, what they want to know, and how they want to interact with you via social media. Use our findings to inform your recruitment campaign.

Gen Y: What They Want from Work One of the first global research reports into Generation Y, our research conducted in 2008 asks 2521 Gen Ys what they want from work and covers how to attract, engage and motivate Gen Ys, as well as dispelling a few myths about their loyalty to employers and how they like to learn. Learn more about what your Gen Ys need and expect, to help them thrive and excel in their work for you.

Gen Y: Comparison between Asia and the Rest of the World Building on our first Gen Y report, this report looks specifically at the differences and similarities between Gen Ys in 12 Asian countries compared with the UK and the rest of the world. This is especially useful information for anyone with a global role or with specific responsibility for recruiting and retaining Gen Y talent in Asia. Gain valuable insight into the needs of your Gen Y workforce worldwide.

Graduate Appeal Our 2011 research report covering graduate career and employer choice.  Graduates tell us that they struggle to differentiate between employers and what they have to offer.  We look at how organisations can increase their chances of hiring and retaining the best graduates. Read our report and use its findings to help inform your graduate attraction, recruitment and engagement strategies.

If your organisation would like to take part in our research, we’d be delighted to hear from you.