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    Move over millennials, Gen Z is here

    Love all these nicknames...Geez they cant remember 9/11 that well...

    A new generation is starting to enter the workforce, and the office as you know it could be about to change dramatically. Generation Z — people born after 1996 — is about to hit the working world in a big way. Consulting firm BridgeWorks estimates that Gen Z accounts for 61 million people in the U.S., a number that's already larger than Generation X and two-thirds the size of the baby boomers.

    Gen Zers have lived a much different life than their parents and millennials. They're a generation that, in many cases, can't remember a life without a smartphone in their hand — and they have no memory of the 9/11 attacks, beyond the classroom. As a result, companies looking to recruit and retain them may need to adjust their tactics.

    The good news for companies is this appears to be a group that wants to work hard and learn. They're also a generation that's thinking about their own financial future. "These Gen Zers have seen their parents struggle financially [due to the recession and student loan crisis], so parents are having conversations about finances, money and debt with kids earlier. Thirty-five percent of the people surveyed in the center's most recent study said they plan to start saving for retirement in their 20s.

    "This generation is very, very savvy with technology," he said. "I think what has been most shocking to me is how quickly they pick up on things and how fast they contribute directly to our business and our bottom line." But first, many will need to be trained on the skills that boomers and millennials take for granted, like handling calls and writing emails. That's because Generation Z has been less about face-to-face communications— they more commonly communicate via text, emoji and video — and they're unprepared for a field such as customer service, where they could interact with irate people.

    They also want feedback regularly. Having been raised in an instant-reaction world , 40 percent surveyed by the center say they want daily interactions with their boss — and if they don't get it, they often think they've done something wrong.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/01/61-m...change-it.html
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    What comes after Generation Z?

    Is it Generation ZZ? Or is it back to Generation A?

    I don't think I would want to be called Generation ZZ. Makes it sound like you're snoozing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigLeRoy View Post
    What comes after Generation Z?

    Is it Generation ZZ? Or is it back to Generation A?

    I don't think I would want to be called Generation ZZ. Makes it sound like you're snoozing!
    All these new generations make me feel so old. 9/11 feels like last month. Dang...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    All these new generations make me feel so old. 9/11 feels like last month. Dang...
    If, like me, you were born before the Sputnik Shock..........why, I'm practically prehistoric!

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