Biggest mistakes bosses are making with Gen Z

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Period28 Apr 2023

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  • TitleBiggest mistakes bosses are making with Gen Z
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size3-min long
    DescriptionGen Z graduates entering the full-time workforce for the first time say they feel unprepared for long hours, being managed and dealing with workplace conflict.

    A new survey of 3400 people from 11 countries, including Australia, by the Workforce Institute revealed that despite record numbers of university graduates, only half feel adequately ready to enter the workforce.

    Just over a quarter (26 per cent) say they aren’t confident when it comes to negotiating, while 24 per cent report feeling underprepared to work long hours and 21 per cent say they don’t feel prepared to be managed by another person.

    Almost a quarter (23 per cent) said they’re unsure how to manage workplace conflicts.

    Despite that, nearly a third (32 per cent) of Gen Zers believe they’re the hardest-working generation.

    However, they admit that they would work even harder for a company that had flexible working options.
    Producer/AuthorKaty Hall
    PersonsHerman Tse


  • Gen Z
  • leadership
  • Soft skills