Just as restaurant managers figured out how to hire and retain Millennials, Generation Z (born after 1995) is looking for job opportunities. They have been described as being smarter than baby boomers and more ambitious than Millennials.
Generation Z employees look for a workplace that offers a strong company culture, stability and flexibility.
Given that Generation Z makes up a quarter of the U.S. population, and the average restaurant’s turnover rate is around 75 percent, making smart hiring decisions and managing turnover for this age group is business-critical for any restaurant’s future success.
Generation Z differs from the Millennial generation in numerous ways. They grew up in more uncertain financial, economic and environmental times and in a world in which the internet, social media and mobile technology surrounded them from day one. As a result, Generation Z has different priorities and is looking for employers that embrace their new technologies and big ideas at work.
For example, in comparison to Millennials, Generation Z has less of a focus on “how will my employer develop me for advancement?” Instead, Generation Z employees look for a workplace that offers a strong company culture, stability and flexibility.
With this in mind, our director of associate relations & recruitment suggests operators keep these three things in mind when hiring Generation Z employees.
Read the full article in Modern Restaurant Management here.