Generation Z talks relocation

Everyone talks about Generation Y, which is the most significant workforce today, that they are changing the rules of the game in the employment market, that they demand more in the field of mobility. But let’s talk for a moment about the next heirs to the throne – Generation Z (those born in the early 2000s).

Some call them the “screen generation”, because they were born with screens in hand. They are digital, technological and fluent innovators. This is about 72.8 million people of the generation who are very soon going to take over the employment market and as a direct result of this – the world of mobility.

In August 2017, Cite Research conducted a survey for Gravel in which 500 American students, generation Z, were asked questions about mobility. So if you’re recruiting, human resources managers, or CEOs – pay attention to their answers, they may be your new employees.

The New World of Employment of Generation Z

According to the survey, the vast majority of respondents there headed in the direction of working in another country. 81% of them indicated that they wanted to work in a country other than their home country. The three main reasons:

1. An experience of a new culture (77%).
2. Personal growth (71%).
3. Opportunity to travel in another country (69%).

Although 65% of respondents indicated that global terrorism was growing, only 13% of them said it would be an obstacle to accepting the job offer abroad. What else could dissuade them from working in another country?

1. Economic difficulty (64%).
2. Abandonment of family and friends (57%).
3. The challenges involved in moving to a foreign country (40%).

Personal sacrifices in favor of relocation

“American students today are very passionate about taking risks,” explains Bill Gravel, CEO of Gravel. “Therefore, in their future careers, they seek to fulfill their desire to experience the world. Even if it means making personal sacrifices for the sake of the subject.”

Sixty-six percent of respondents in the survey are willing to decline buying their first home in a few years for a job offer abroad. 60% are willing to postpone the issue of children by a few years and 44% are willing to postpone a wedding.

London awaits them

Here are some other interesting findings from the survey, which shed light on Generation Z:

• Demand and supply: Remember that 81% of respondents want to work abroad? So only 47% of them expect to receive a real offer in the next three years.

• Globalization: Only 24% of respondents say that there is a positive relationship between the US and other countries. 59% disagree with them.

• Long-term relocation: Compared to Generation Y, which strengthened the status of “short-term relocation”, generation Z actually wants to fly for long periods. Forty-three percent of respondents wanted to move for a period of one to three years, and only 6 percent said they would move for less than six months.

• Relocation policy: Most respondents expect the company that employs them to take care of relocation services such as flight expenses (82%), locating a property abroad (68%) , and shipping personal belongings (66%).

• City of Dreams: In the list of cities desirable for relocation among respondents, London is in first place, followed by Paris, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Johannesburg and Singapore.


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