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How to manage local Gen Y and Gen Z

They may have been around for a longer period of time than Gen Z employees, but there’s still a lot to learn from the way Gen Ys work and the nature of skills they bring to the workplace.

To aid executives and managers in overcoming challenges associated with younger generations, new research from The Centre for Executive Education (CEE) analysed the attitudes, behaviours and workplace preferences of both Generation Y (ages 20 to 34) and Generation Z (ages 16 to 19) employees.

Surveying 304 respondents from both Gen Y and Z in Singapore, the report broke down what both generations look for in an organisation, what factors encourage them to stay in the company, how they like to be led, and the type of organisational culture they prefer.

While Gen Ys looked for career growth and advancement, Gen Zs viewed job satisfaction as a priority.

Gen Zs also preferred greater workplace flexibility, better balance between their work and home life with telecommuting facilities or a work-from-home arrangement, whereas Gen Ys favoured traditional hours and method of working.

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