Boyden: The Battle for Young Minds

Companies competing for Gen Z candidates in a tight labour market may need to reconfigure their recruitment strategy to satisfy the preferences of young talent. The flexibility to work remotely is one of the highest priorities for Gen Z employees, surpassed only by higher compensation and more career opportunities. 

Survey data from McKinsey show that employees aged 18 to 34 are nearly 60% more willing to quit than older workers if the choice to work remotely is revoked.

Boyden gives their own insights on the topic, including:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion and corporate social responsibility remain important to Gen Z candidates; however these are losing ground to higher salaries and future earnings.


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