Gen Zers are putting themselves first, particularly in the workplace according to a new study by management consulting firm Oliver Wyman.
The research found that some twenty somethings have no problem tendering their resignation unfulfilling, emotionally taxing jobs that don’t offer the perks they desire. In fact, 70% of Gen Zers who claim they’re “loyal” to their companies are either actively or passively seeking a new job, per the report.
The firm spoke with 10,000 US and UK residents aged 18 to 25 by way of a survey to analyze how “the largest and most disruptive generation ever” will shift long-held business practices.
As Yahoo points outs, the report surmised that Gen Z views work in “a more transactional manner” than previous generations, and has a “lengthy list of demands,” per Oliver Wyman’s study. They are also adamant about receiving comprehensive healthcare, mental health services and a clear demonstration from the company that they value work-life balance for their employees.
In fact, they’re demanding flexibility — and will walk away they don’t get it. Since a large number of them began work during the pandemic while sheltering-in-place, respondents said they have “no interest in soul-sucking commutes.”
85% of Gen Zers prefer a hybrid or remote work pattern, the report shows.
Courtney Grover, 26, said she “hopped from job-to-job” in her early twenties: “Job-hopping helped me really learn what I like and what I want to do with my life,” Grover told the Insider in an interview. “I only calmed down after hitting rock bottom and speaking to my boyfriend’s dad, who’s part of the generation that spent their whole lives working in the same company.”