Recently in our blog, we discussed Tools for Improving Company Culture and the importance of investing in Leadership Development for Generation Z. According to the Employee Well-Being Report published by Glint in 2021, “Opportunities to learn and grow has emerged as the strongest driver of work culture. It shot up eight positions to become the top driver of great work culture by the end of 2020.”
Bloomberg reports that the number of Gen Z employees is expected to reach 51 million by 2030. As such, providing opportunities to learn and grow can be seen as mutually beneficial to young employees and the companies hiring them, helping to attract fresh talent, boost retention rates, and secure a strong cohort of future leaders within the workforce.
Consider these facts and statistics:
- In a 2021 Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn, the leading business social network, found that “more than three-quarters (76%) of Gen Z employees believe that learning is the key to a successful career.”
- According to a 2022 Career Interest Survey of 11,000 high school and college-aged individuals conducted by the NSHSS, 67% of Gen Z members entering the workforce are seeking jobs that will enable them to learn skills and acquire hands-on training that will help advance their careers.
- In a 2022 article titled, 5 Ways That Satisfying The Gen Z Workforce Can Help Every Other Working Generation, Forbes reported that, “Leadership/manager training is a top priority for 49% of Gen Z, just edging out soft skills training (48%) and mental health training (47%). Gen Z wants to lead, and they need the support of their employers to develop those abilities.”
Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC understands that giving Gen Z opportunities to learn and grow can help to ensure we have the leaders we need to manage complex issues and decision-making long-term. We are harnessing the energy and passion of Gen Z by providing curated in-person and virtual cohort learning and training, online courses, and group and individual coaching via tools designed at the intersection of needs and interests. We also offer a community to network with and support each next step of learning.
Visit our website for more information on Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC, including upcoming courses, or contact us today and let’s talk! We also invite you to follow us on LinkedIn, Instagram, and TikTok.
Tammy Dowley-Blackman Group, LLC is a certified National Supplier Development Council Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Small Business Administration (SBA) Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Women’s Business Enterprise Network Council (WBENC) woman-owned company. The company is comprised of a suite of brands, including TDB Group Strategic Advisory, a management consulting firm; Looking Forward Lab, a media content company focused on Gen Z, which partners with corporations and higher education systems to offer a full-service learning engagement model that delivers workforce development solutions; and Cooper + Lowe, an incubator for women interested in transitioning to entrepreneurship and thought leadership using the tools of a company that has successfully scaled.