Half of Millennials and Generation Z want employers to give priority to diversity over skills when hiring

Half of Millennials and Generation Z want employers to give priority to diversity over skill when it comes to hiring surveys

  • Only 15% of Generation Z and 32% of Millennials believe that & # 39; merit and competition are paramount, even if this results in a workplace that creates minimal diversity & # 39;
  • In comparison, 37% of Generation X and 45% of Baby Boomers say that merit is more important than diversity, according to a new Zogby poll of 2,002 people
  • A majority of generation Z (55%) believe that & # 39; important business decisions should first and foremost consider their impact on the environment. & # 39;

Millennials and Generation Z believe that displaying all races and religions in the workplace is more important than renting based on merit, according to a new survey.

About half (51 percent) of the millennials (22-39 years) and Generation Z (18-21 years) said that & # 39; fair representation of race, ethnicity and religion is of the utmost importance to create the ideal workplace & # 39 ;, according to the poll of 2,002 Americans conducted by John Zogby Strategies.

For comparison: 48 percent of Generation X (40-54 years) and 42 percent of Baby Boomers (55-74 years) agreed with that statement.

Only 15 percent of Generation Z and 32 percent of the Millennials agreed that & merit and competition take precedence over all, even if that results in a workplace that creates minimal diversity & # 39 ;.

This graph illustrates the share of each generation that wants employers to prioritize diversity versus merit when it comes to hiring decisions

This graph illustrates the share of each generation that wants employers to prioritize diversity versus merit when it comes to hiring decisions

Meanwhile, 37 percent of Generation X and 45 percent of Baby Boomers said that merit is more important than diversity.

& # 39; There are really two opposite schools, I suppose you could say that one is on the side of progressive ideology, while the other is more in line with the way things were always done, & # 39; Jeremy Zogby, a partner in Zogby Strategies, told DailyMail.com. & # 39; There is certainly a progressive impact on Millennials and Gen Z. & # 39;

Of all Americans, 47 percent preferred diversity in job applications, while 37 percent said merit would be the most important thing.

In this survey, every generation is also asked whether companies should give priority to their impact on the environment or focus on growing jobs and satisfying shareholders.

A majority of generation Z (55 percent) agreed with the statement: & # 39; Major business decisions must first and foremost consider their impact on the environment. & # 39;

This graph illustrates the share of each generation that wants to give companies priority over their environmental impact versus job creation

This graph illustrates the share of each generation that wants to give companies priority over their environmental impact versus job creation

This graph illustrates the share of each generation that wants to give companies priority over their environmental impact versus job creation

In comparison, 42 percent of the millennials, 41 percent of generation X and 40 percent of the baby boomers felt the same way.

Only 19 percent of Generation Z agreed: & # 39; The most important thing in business is to grow jobs, promote entrepreneurship, build growth, and satisfy shareholders. & # 39;

About 38 percent of the millennials felt the same, just like 42 percent of Generation X and 44 percent of baby boomers.

Of all Americans, 42 percent said the environment should come first, while 41 percent said job creation and satisfied shareholders should be the ultimate goal for companies. An additional 18 percent said they & # 39; not sure & # 39; replied.

This chart breaks down generation after generation the number of Americans who believe that climate change occurs naturally, versus those who think humans are the cause of rising temperatures on Earth

This chart breaks down generation after generation the number of Americans who believe that climate change occurs naturally, versus those who think humans are the cause of rising temperatures on Earth

This chart breaks down generation after generation the number of Americans who believe that climate change occurs naturally, versus those who think humans are the cause of rising temperatures on Earth

Generation Z most likely believed that the pace of global warming was seriously influenced by human behavior with carbon emissions into the atmosphere at unprecedented rates & # 39; and & # 39; Global action is now required to preserve the survival of people and other species. & # 39;

Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of 18-21 year-olds agreed, compared with 46 percent of millennials, 51 percent of generation X and 48 percent of baby boomers.

Conversely, only 11 percent of Generation Z agreed with the statement: & # 39; If the Earth really warms up in the last decades and in the future, it is the natural order of things and not many people can really change. & # 39;

More than a quarter (28 percent) of Millennials agreed with the statement, as did 31 percent of Generation X and 36 percent of Baby Boomers.

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