What does my future look like? Apprenticeship with final exams, studies or a direct entry into the world of work? Generation Z – young people born between 1997 and 2012 – are concerned with this question.

Work-Life Balance

Generation Z, the successors of Generation Y, strive for a clear separation of private and professional life. Flexibility at the workplace plays only a subordinate role. The focus is on the demarcation and a good balance between professional and private life. Clearly regulated working hours are an essential aspect here. Home office, for example, is a form of work that Generation Z only wants to use in emergencies. Big is the concern that professional and private life would merge too much.

Digitalisation and social media

Generation Z individuals are also referred to as “digital natives”. This means that they grew up with digital media. Digitalisation itself is seen as an essential part of the everyday working life, social media as a self-evident.

Social media is above all associated with purchasing decisions. Generation Z likes to find out about products online and on social networks before making a final purchase. For example, reviews are a popular way to get information to support a purchase. But also, the offline exchange with friends and relatives has a high value in this generation.

Graduation and freedom of choice

Compared to Generation Y, members of Generation Z are more likely to seek university education after graduation than vocational training. As a result, there is an enormous shortage of skilled workers, which is already evident today.

The most important thing for Generation Z, however, is independence and the free choice of education and profession. While Generation Y tended to be influenced even more easily, Generation Z now believes to have complete freedom of choice. This is particularly evident in the fact that the choice of studies is increasingly made based on interests rather than job prospects.

Generation Z in workforce planning

When it comes to the correct allocation of employees, a structured employee scheduling is essential. If a company wants to go one step further and use a certain optimization potential, an automation solution can be considered.

Sheepblue is such an online software solution for the automated creation of employee scheduling.

To meet the demands of Generation Z, Sheepblue offers the possibility to have duty rosters created automatically at the push of a button for the optimal separation of work and private life.

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