Generation Z is more willing to work longer hours

Generation Z, currently in school and the early years of college, is more willing to work longer hours and weekends than their elders are, according to a recently released report by Monster Worldwide Inc, a job-search firm. The data was gathered in January by research agency TNS, which surveyed members of Generation Z from age 15-20.

Of more than 2,000 people surveyed, 58% of Generation Zers said they would come to work on evenings and weekends in exchange for a bigger paycheck, compared with 45% of millennials, 40% of Generation X, and 33% of boomers.That’s not entirely surprising: They’ve got youth on their side and are not burdened with child-care duties that make working irregular hours difficult for their generational predecessors. Zers surveyed were the most motivated by money , although 74% of them said work should have a greater purpose than earning, compared to 45% of millennials, 40% of Generation X, and 33% of boomers.Generation ZGenerationZ

Brands seeking to recruit young blood should consider forgoing the beer fridge and ping pong table in exchange for a good health plan. While Gen Z might be more energetic, its first job requirements are reminiscent of generations before them. Seventy per cent of those surveyed said their top priority is health insurance, followed by a competitive wage, a boss they respect, room for growth, and parental leave.

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