Challenges Gen Z Employees Face in Today’s Workforce

As Gen Z begins to flood the global workforce, their unique work styles and expectations are becoming a point of discussion in the corporate world. This digital-first generation is rewriting the norms of the workplace, bringing forth new challenges but also innovative ideas. In the U.S., Gen Z makes up nearly 24% of the total workforce as of 2020, a number that is projected to grow rapidly in the next few years.

But what are some challenges Gen Z employees face and what does this shift mean for businesses, academia, and the future of work?

In this episode of Untamed Ethos, host Dr. Joshua Wilson and guest Dr. Russell Rhoads, Clinical Associate Professor at Indiana University Kelley School of Business, unpack the complexities and challenges Gen Z employees face in the workplace and academia. They delve into discussions about market volatility, the impact of social media influencers, the nuances of index exposure, and the changes in teaching methods for the new generation.

Dr. Wilson and Dr. Rhoads also discuss…

● A deep dive into the market’s volatility and how it impacts Gen Z’s perception of financial stability.

● The role of social media influencers and Twitter scams in shaping Gen Z’s work ethics and expectations.

● How index exposure has evolved and its implications on the new generation’s understanding of the financial market.

Dr. Russell Rhoads is a seasoned academic with extensive experience in the field of business. He currently teaches at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, bringing his practical knowledge into the classroom, thus bridging the gap between theory and practice.

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