How do you attract and retain the ideal people to your organization?
Be the organization the people you are looking for...are looking for.
If you want people who are driven, trustworthy, and will go the extra mile, then first exemplify it. If you want to attract and retain Generation Z into your organization, then you must be the organization they are looking for.
What is Gen Z looking for in an organization? Development.
Professional development is the key to attracting, retaining, and engaging Gen Z.
"When I ask Chick-fil-A restaurant operators what business they are in, none ever say 'fast food restaurant,'" says Salyers. "Instead, I hear responses like, 'we are a leadership academy masquerading as a fast food restaurant.'"
Selling chicken sandwiches to fund the development of its employees is exactly the type of development-focused organization that Gen Z wants to be a part of.