The first wave of Generation Z, those born between 1994 and 2010, will graduate from college and enter the workplace later this year. This generation is highly connected through technology and will seek mentors to guide them at the beginning of their careers, not unlike Millennials. While they are a generation that has been jaded from a global recession and suffers from student loans, they are also highly ambitious and one in three of them want to become managers in the space of five years.
However, in terms of the evolving workforce, it is not just a new generation that will affect the workplace environment. We will also see the return of the ‘Boomerang’ employee. This is a type of employee that has left a company but returns at a later stage. These employees are familiar with the company culture and the company policy. As a result, they do not require as much training. Having already left the organization, they can bring a new perspective back with them when they return.
It is not just employee trends that are evolving the modern workplace. Technology, office layouts, and work / life balance trends are all springing up new trends that have a knock on effect on the workplace. For more insights into the latest trends in the workplace, have a look at this infographic created by the Brighton School of Business and Management: