Professional development for Gen Z: why you should be offering it

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  • Oftentimes, organizations choose to wait until an employee has been on the team for a certain amount of time before they invest in developing these individuals. As Baby Boomers continue to retire, the Gen Z population is expected to account for more than one-quarter of the workforce by 2025. Developing these individuals now has several big wins for an organization looking forward:

Employee engagement and retention

  • Providing professional development opportunities can help boost employee engagement and retention. Gen Z values personal and professional growth, and if they feel like their employer is investing in their development, they are more likely to stay with the company long-term.

Improved productivity and performance

  • Professional development can help Gen Z employees improve their productivity and performance by enhancing their knowledge and skills. This, in turn, can benefit the organization by increasing efficiency and overall output.

Competitiveness in the job market

  •  With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, offering professional development opportunities can help organizations attract top talent. Gen Z job seekers are looking for employers who invest in their employees’ growth and development, and offering such opportunities can set a company apart from its competitors.

Career advancement

  • As Gen Z enters the workforce, they are eager to grow and advance their careers. Offering professional development opportunities can help them acquire new skills, stay up-to-date on industry trends, and become better equipped to take on new roles and responsibilities within your organization.
  • This generation is showing that they prioritize a career path where they can develop new skills and broaden their experience. Offering professional development opportunities for Gen Z can benefit both the individual employee and the organization as a whole.

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