Generation Z is Entering the Workforce: Is Your Company Ready?

February 22, 2016

In fewer than 5 years, the makeup of your organization will be dramatically different. What is this shift? And, more importantly, is your organization ready for this change?

Currently, members of “Generation Z”, individuals born between 1990 and 2000, represent only 7% of the U.S. workforce. By 2019, they will account for nearly 20% of all working adults in the States.[i] Due to the unique characteristics of Generation Z-ers broadly, this shift will bring significant new challenges to the workplace. New research shows that in order to effectively engage and harness the talents of members of Generation Z, companies will need to provide avenues for skills development, continuing education, and employee engagement. Luckily, corporate pro bono service programs may be just the answer.

View the full article by Taproot Foundation for more information on preparing your company for Generation Z entering the workforce.

Northwood University Partnership:
The Michigan Chamber has partnered with Northwood University to help educate future business leaders on Michigan’s business climate. This two-fold partnership offers a $1,000 scholarship for eligible Northwood University students and a free student membership to all enrolled Northwood students. View the Northwood University Partnership webpage for more information.