Fed up bosses who refuse to hire Gen Z claim they’re the laziest generation of them all: ‘They barely show up’
- The interviewee appeared in a tracksuit
- Another receptionist refused to say “good morning”
Employers reveal the hardest part about recruiting Gen Z – one revealed that a young man showed up for an interview in a hoodie and tracksuit.
More than half of managers have been forced to fire Generation Z workers after they claim they “lack motivation” and are “easily offended”.
In a new study by staffing firm ResumeBuilder, team leaders were asked about their workforce—and the results are shocking.
It found that out of more than 1,300 respondents, the majority (74 percent) think Gen Z is more difficult to work with than any other Gen Z.
Speaking to Kian & Yaz with Avneesha CADA Radio about the study, several employers called in to complain about Gen Z employees “not being able to say bonjour,” while others said they “didn’t want to come.”
A woman named Alana on the show called to discuss her about a recent interview.
The manager, who is a millennial, explained that she has been working since she was 14 so she knows “young people can work hard” but said her experience with Generation Z – those born from 1997 to 2012 – is “traumatic”.
We just interviewed someone the other day and she rocked her bed in an online interview.
Hoody, track, everything.
When speaking to Kian & Yaz (pictured) with Avneesha CADA Radio about the study, several employers called in to complain Gen Z employees are not “able to say bonjour,” while others said they “don’t want to come.”
Then when the interviewer asked her “Oh, you know, how are you?” She is just “good”.
All the reasons why managers find Generation Z difficult to handle
- Lack of technological skills: 39 percent
- Lack of effort: 37 percent
- Lack of motivation: 37 percent
- Low productivity: 37 percent
- Ease of being distracted: 36 percent
- Poor communication skills: 36 percent
- Ease of offense: 35 percent
- Lack of leadership: 29 percent
- Dishonest: 24 percent
- Merit: 21 percent
Another caller, Omar, who is a GP, called and said he had difficulty hiring Gen Z receptionists.
I’ve experienced the ins and outs of every type of reception. And I have to say by far the worst is Gen Z. truly.
A simple “Hi. Good morning” doesn’t come out of their mouths in the morning.
They use their phone 24/7, but they don’t have vocal skills. The best reception staff are the old Margarets.
However, one of the callers named Nadia, who is a member of Generation Z, said she had “eight jobs in 12 months” because she likes to balance her studies with work.
Another fast-tech woman said that working with Gen Z is “fantastic” because they “understand the changing industry.”
The survey revealed the reasons managers find Gen Zers challenging for employees, including a lack of technology skills (39 percent), effortlessness (37 percent), and motivation (37 percent)—to name a few.
They also claimed that Gen Z workers were “easily distracted” (36 percent) and “easily offended” (35 percent).
Speaking to the site, Akpan Ukeme, Head of Human Resources at SGK Global Shipping Services, emphasized why he finds it difficult to work with Gen Zers.
‘In our organization, the Gen Z you deal with can be stressful,’ he said, ‘because they lack discipline, and they love to challenge you.