Move over, millennials. Generation Z -- sometimes called post-millennials, the iGeneration or plurals, to name a few -- is starting to enter the workforce. As they do, it would be wise for public-sector leaders to understand the differences they may bring to recruiting, hiring, training and managing.
The earliest of Generation Z was born in the mid-1990s. They don’t have solid memories of 9/11; they witnessed the Great Recession at a formative age -- many seeing the devastating impact it had on their parents; and they have lived immersed in social media and rapid-fire technological communication.