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The Next Generation of Finance: Hiring and Retaining Young Talent

Gen Z’s Influence on Work in the Digital Age

When you hear “Gen-Z,” what are the first words or characteristics that come to mind? Perhaps it’s a motley mix of terms like, TikTok, climate change, transparency, honesty, and social responsibility. Now, apply all of those qualities to a modern workforce.

Companies are looking for candidates with strong digital skills, familiarity with new and emerging technologies, and an aptitude for data and analytics—all things that Gen Z does extremely well. With Gen Z expected to grow to 30% of the workforce by 2030, recruiting and retaining this next generation of talent is essential. However, what attracted previous generations to this industry won’t work for Gen Z.

Generation Z is defined as anyone born between 1997 and 2012, putting the eldest of the group in their mid-twenties. They are the only generation to grow up blind to a world without the internet which has made them naturally more curious, direct, and technologically and data-savvy than generations prior.

Hosts Melissa Howatson and Tom Seegmiller welcome Janine Moir, National Digital Assurance Leader and A&A Innovation Leader at Deloitte Canada to discuss qualities of the demographic that make them unique and ideal additions to today’s workforce.

Discussed in this Episode:

  • How Gen-Z is modernizing the workplace
  • Leadership keys to employee growth and retention
  • Why management isn’t for everyone
  • Best advice for leaders

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