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eration Z is expected to be the most
entrepreneurial generation yet. Projections from a recent study by Millennial
Branding and Interships.com states that
some 72 percent of high school students want to start their own business
someday, with 61 percent of them
expecting to start that business right out
of college.

Independent
and Entrepreneurial
Gen Z is shaping up to be a crop of
fresh, independent, entrepreneurial-spirited high school students. They appear
to be willing to enter the workforce early while simultaneously earning degrees
through either traditional or alternative
methods, and they don't care to work for
anybody but themselves. So how, as an
industry, might we put ourselves in an
advantageous position to recruit the best
of Generation Z?
1) Identify as "cool." What was cool
for millennials is not necessarily
cool for gen Z. Millennials mostly
came into the workforce around
the time of the great recession and
generally believed that cool companies were focused on stability
and teamwork. They cared about
their employees, and developed
programs that created synergies
among people. Gen Z is a group of
individuals who identify themselves as entrepreneurs and want to
make a difference. When appealing
to gen Z, think about how your
company would be a dream job,
not just a stable job. Think about
how your company can appeal to
the individualist who wants to
build something on their own and
communicate that message.
2) Technology alone won't impress.
Many companies pride themselves on their interconnectivity.
We brag to clients and customers
about our cutting-edge portals
and our awesome file-sharing
capabilities. We gleam with pride

Gen Z identify themselves as entreprenuers. When
appealing to gen Z, think about how your company
would be a dream job, not just a stable job.

about our latest video conferencing capabilities or the instant
messaging system we use to communicate. They aren't special. Gen
Z will expect this and will roll
their eyes if this is the pitch they
receive during their interview process. This is a generation that grew
up with Wi-Fi and on Facebook,
Facetime, Twitter and Instagram,
so our tech game probably won't
impress them much.
3) Appeal to their entrepreneurial
spirit. With so many members of
this generation wanting to be entrepreneurs - approximately three out
of every four - businesses will need
to figure out how to tap into that
desire. This might be as simple as
developing "thought groups" where
they can use their creativity in a
positive way. It might also be of value to push down certain responsibilities that will allow them to work
independently and take ownership.
Things like this will encourage creativity and recognition and create a
sense of ownership and pride.
4) Be a thought leader/influencer.
Ensure that your message is being

broadcast to the right audience.
Let that audience know what your
company is trying to do, and how
they are differentiating themselves. Communicate your ethical
and social goals, and the difference that you are making, and
make sure that you are utilizing
the proper vehicles to have that
message delivered.
As we all prepare to welcome the next
group of young professionals entering
the workforce, it is important for all of
us to be thinking of how we are going to
recruit the best and brightest. To do this,
it is important that we start acknowledging the differences between the millennials and gen Z, and it is important
that we start implementing a plan to do
so now. With only four years to go, now
is the time. O
Kellie Murphy is a senior audit manager
at Mazars USA LLP, specializing in the
energy industries, including oil and gas,
alternative energies and power generation. Ben Hutterer is a manager with
Mazars USA's energy and utility group
in New Jersey.

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