New Hires in 2030: What to Expect

A recent blog post from Talent‘s Jeanne Meister and Steve Dahlberg addresses how the workplace evolves as new generations enter the workforce. New hires today have much different expectations and requirements of the work environment than the managers who are doing the hiring. There’s a new up-and-coming generation – Gen 2020. These individuals were born after 1997 and have been exposed to social media since kindergarten. What different attributes will these individuals bring to the table?

This generation will bring new cultural attitudes into the work environment. These are people who are condensing what they learn into small bits and sharing that information with people across the world. This different perspective on the world and how to share information can be useful in the workplace. This early implementation of a global mindset will create a generation of individuals with enhanced emotional and cultural intelligence. With this generation already working with others across the world, what can your workplace do to prepare for their expectations upon entering the workforce?

1. Build A Global Mindset: A key skill needed in the future workplace is the ability to work with individuals, teams and organizations of diverse cultures.

2. Provide Immediate and Continuous Feedback: If kindergartners are using Twitter to reflect on what they have learned each day, think of their reaction to the corporate annual performance review!

3. Nurture Agility: Learning and working are becoming one and the same, and agility has become a major competitive advantage for companies.

This generation of hyper-connected, culturally-minded individuals will offer a new way of thinking for organizations. To this generation, learning and communicating are synonymous and global awareness has been ingrained into their mentality. Their thinking is flexible and agile, they approach information with wonder, as it is all at their fingertips. To read more about how to prepare your organization for the 2030 class of employees, click here to read the full article.

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