What is it about?

Generation Z, the youngest generation is steadily entering the workforce with an entirely unique perspective on careers and workplace norms. Employers need to embrace this generation cohort and use their strengths while providing meaningful work. In this regard, the paper aims to examine the influence of HR policies and practices on Generation Z such as flexible work practices, reward and recognition, compensation and benefits, feedback-seeking behavior, and volunteering work. The paper is a novel attempt to sensitize employers to look beyond the surface by orchestrating a new model for meeting Gen Z expectations.

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Why is it important?

Managing the unique aspirations of this impromptu Generation Z, whose DNA is captured by technology, is an unavoidable mammoth task to fuel the company’s growth and success. Though extensive and interesting research is done on Millennials/ Generation Y in the past, now Generation Z is the next to shape the workplace with their skills. Of particular interest in this study is the evolving Generation Z at the workplace, which is quite different from its predecessors, as this generation is more about the overall experience at the workplace, whilst being pragmatic, practical, and realistic.


Many organizations in developing nations mistakingly assume 'one size fits all' for employees at the workplace. But to attract and retain Generation Z, specific actions and efforts are required as this generation is more inclined towards 'working with' rather than ' working for'. Hope this study equips you with the tools to work effectively with Generation Z.

Priyanka Sadhna

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This page is a summary of: Gen Z entering the workforce: Restructuring HR policies and practices for fostering the task performance and organizational commitment, Journal of Public Affairs, November 2020, Wiley, DOI: 10.1002/pa.2535.
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