ShiftPixy is a new app that brings together businesses with available shifts and workers, known as Shifters, who are willing to complete those shifts. This taps fully into Gen Z, who have just now started to enter the workplace. Their needs will soon overtake those of Gen Y, the Millennials, who will also acts as mentors.
How ShiftPixy Helps to Prepare for the Arrival of Gen Z
HR departments across the country have to understand that the way they have worked in the past will no longer be relevant. Gen Z is the digital generation. They can no longer be isolated from it because they have been in touch with the digital world since birth. For recruiters, this is quite a complex situation that is causing businesses to have to restructure and organizations to be disrupted. Post millennials are the new millennials and they like to work in a digital gig economy.
What a scene across the board is that contingent workers are recruited more and more often in the contemporary job market. In fact, a study was completed in 2015 that showed that by 2017, some 45% of the global workforce would be classed as a contingent worker. Gen Z has grown up enough knowing nothing else. They know advisors, consultant, freelancers, and consultants. All of these are independent workers.
There are a number of specific things that sets Gen Z workers apart from others and those can be to the advantage of a business as well. These things are:
They focus on individuality. They want to stand out from the crowd and look for work that suits them, never accepting anything less. If they are not satisfied in their job, they move onto another one.
That they are fantastic multitaskers. They are used to changing on a daily basis and are not distracted by things that have nothing to do with their current task. This is why they are so well suited to the gig economy because they can quite literally do to completely different jobs one day after the other.
That they have the very high expectations. They want to explore and they want to learn and they want to be satisfied with their job, going above and beyond what they earn. They want to work in a flexible environment that is comfortable for their particular needs, which is precisely why freelancing and shift working is so good for them. They want to work according to their own convenience.
That they love to travel and to explore. For ShiftPixy members, this means that they can advertise their shifts across the country and even the world. For agency worker, geographical location is completely irrelevant. They are only interested in whether or not the job suits their needs and whether there is something that can learn wherever the job is posted.
That they know they’re tech like nobody else. This is another reason why ShiftPixy is perfect for this generation, as it brings together compliance, convenience, and technology.