Prioritising diversity and inclusion in the workplace

posted on September 4, 2020

September 3, 2020

By Open Access Goverment

Gen Z – broadly similar to the Millennial generation in their characteristics – are those born between the mid-1990s and 2010.

Comprising 2.4 billion people, they represent 32% of the population globally and are expected to make up over a quarter of the workforce by 2025 (1).

One of the most outspoken generations, Gen Z are not afraid to portray their thoughts openly. Having been born and brought up in a more mixed society in terms of race, sexuality and disability, they have been a catalyst in raising awareness around diversity and are more integrated within a multi-faceted society than any other generation. In fact, in a recent survey, 83% of Gen Z candidates said a company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is important when choosing an employer (2).

If your company is to find, attract, assess and hire members of this up-and-coming talent pool, you need to prioritise diversity and inclusion in a way you have never done before. Here are some of the main things to think about.

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