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Covid Has The Highest Impact On Generation Z Workforce, Study

78% of the age group between 18-24 years reported that they had suffered professionally as a result of the pandemic.

Covid Has The Highest Impact On Generation Z Workforce

According to a recently concluded study, the workers of generation Z have taken the hardest economic hit due to the reigning-Covid-19 situation. Despite this, they have shown their resilience and functional agility to safeguard and protect their careers. 

The ADPRI Research Institute conducted a study where 78% of the age group between 18-24 years reported that they had suffered professionally as a result of the pandemic. Titled “People at Work 2021: A Global Workforce View”, it observed that Generation Z people were twice as impacted as the over 55 year age group. The study and consequent research were done on 32,471 workers in over 17 countries over a month between November and  December. 

The report has various facets, including the employee attitude, their job place expectations and ambitions, and what they thought the immediate future held in store. According to the report, 39% of generation Z workers had to lose their jobs, were laid off, or furloughed versus 28% of workers of all ages. Generation Z Indians, 89% of them, say they have had to make a hard choice in the work-family equation. Because of the “work from home” schedules, they have no clear distinction of the quantum of working hours, a dangerous precedent. A lot of them have also taken up part-time jobs to supplement their income, at the root of which is the deep fear of job loss. 

Among all age groups, Generation Z particularly defines their job security on the basis of their professional connections and networks, along with delving into relationships in search of non-linear, career-extending jobs. With a good dose of self-motivation and the addition of new skills, Generation Z has the capability to be flexible and adaptable to the new demands of the workplace. 

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