The oldest millennials--those born between 1980 and 1995--are now entering their mid-thirties, which means a new generation is on the rise. Generation Z, those youngsters born after 1995, is about to enter college, and with that comes expectations about the workforce that will greet them afterwards.
At first glance, the data paints a picture of a generation that is more trusting, practical, and open than their millennial counterparts. 38 percent of Generation Zers believe college is doing a good job preparing them for a career (as opposed to millennials at 28 percent), and 21 percent as opposed to 13 percent are concerned about the cost of education, which they also rank as a top concern over finding a job. Financial stability (69 percent) ranks higher than finding a dream job (62 percent) after college. Millennials, on the other hand, burst out the door with a low 32 percent desire for financial stability. And as for the jobs they'd like to have after college, they wish for opportunity for growth, stability, and fulfillment, over flexible work schedules and high salaries.
So, who is Generation Z, anyway? And how can work forces prepare for their arrival in the next few years? Adecco provides an infographic with a few key stats.