Gen-Z is the future of our workforce and due to the pandemic, their careers are off to an unusual start. The data collected from our recent survey reveals that 54% of Gen-Z employees say their biggest remote work challenge is feeling less productive - a 14% spike over any other generation of workers.
And, when it comes to overcoming these challenges the things Gen-Z employees find helpful are somewhat different than everyone else. Forty-one percent of Gen-Z respondents say they would be helped by meal delivery benefits, 40% want group video chat, and 40% want virtual social activities, and 39% want virtual fitness classes.
Looking at the distractions, challenges, and concerns that Gen-Z employees feel are impacting their productivity and engagement while working remotely are eye-opening. Nearly half (48%) of this generation is bored with their work, 39% say they have a short attention span, and 33% say they aren’t sleeping well. The only common thread they share with the broader survey group is spotty internet/wifi (39%).
These findings, and more, are represented in the following infographic. If anything, this data should inspire organizations to think about the steps that should be taken in order to meet the needs of the Generation Z workforce.