As COVID-19 cases fall and mask mandates are lifted around the country, Pacific Northwest (PNW) employers and employees are continuing to adapt to the ever-changing business landscape. For the second year in a row, the WSU Carson College of Business heard directly from the youngest members of our workforce—Gen Z employees. This year, these employees are feeling more optimistic about the future but are also placing greater emphasis on employee experience, choosing to work for companies whose values align with their own. In this spotlight report, we provide a deeper look at how Gen Z employees are faring and their hopes and expectations for their future of work in the PNW.
Key Finding 1:
Despite feeling like they missed out on some of the in-person office experience, Gen Z employees still prefer the new ways of working brought on by COVID-19.
Key Finding 2:
More than any other generation, Gen Z employees want to work for a company whose values align with their own.
Key Finding 3:
Gen Z employees feel their career trajectory has been slowed due to COVID-19 and are now looking at companies to provide the resources they need to grow.
Key Finding 4:
Gen Z Employees have an overall positive and hopeful outlook on the future of business in the PNW.
Explore the information from the Business in the Northwest 2022: Gen Z Report Narrative Through Active Data Visualizations