These are just a handful of the stereotypes that plague Generation Z — today’s teens and those in their early 20s.
But as this group enters the work force, one of the biggest things HR professional Jeanne Albert said she’s read about the Internet Generation is the ‘two years and they’re out’ phenomenon when it comes to sticking to jobs.
“I think that’s going to be really hard to swallow,” she said.
It’s something the Baby Boomer generation might see as job hopping as they pore over resumes, though I’m not entirely sure that’s a fair assumption.
As part of the often-criticized millennial generation myself, I can relate.
Take a look at my resume over the past five years, and you’ll see I’ve held five jobs, including two here at the Spec and have gone back to school for a graduate degree.
Does that mean I’m not committed to the companies I work for? I would say no.
To me, the switch-ups are more reflective of the changing times — a mix of contract work, looking for a place that provides mentorship and valuing opportunities for advancement.
Or maybe this means I have more in common with the post-millennial tidal wave than I originally thought….
Take a look at this month’s Hamilton Business cover story Presenting Generation Z to get a glimpse of what makes the Internet Generation tick, to see how they’re different (or similar) to millennials and to learn how to lure them and keep them at your company.