Generation Alpha: What to Expect from the Future Workforce

Beth Dean 04.11.23
Weekly Tip - 2023-04-11 - Generation Alpha

Although Generation Alpha is only now becoming teenagers, this group will enter the workforce in a few short years. 

Generation Alpha, also known as “Mini Millennials,” is the newest and youngest generation that will soon enter the workforce. Their birth years are generally defined as between 2010 and 2024. As the oldest members of Generation Alpha reach teens and adulthood and begin to enter the workforce, they will bring their unique skills, perspectives, and values to the workplace.

Generation Alpha will make up an estimated 6% of the global population, making them a significant force in the workplace. They will begin to enter the workforce in the late 2020s and early 2030s, bringing their tech-savvy skills, entrepreneurial spirit, and drive for inclusiveness and sustainability to the workplace.

Here are some of the essential qualities and characteristics that Generation Alpha is likely to bring to the workplace.

Future values

  1. Digital Savvy: Generation Alpha has grown up surrounded by technology and may be even more technologically-minded than Gen Z. As a result, this digital savvy will bring innovations and efficiencies to the workplace.
  2. Entrepreneurial Spirit: This group is likely to bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a drive to create new solutions and approaches to the workplace.
  3. Inclusiveness and Diversity: The new generation is growing up in a more diverse and inclusive world. They will likely bring this perspective to the workplace, advocating for greater inclusiveness and diversity.
  4. Collaboration: This group values collaboration and teamwork and will bring this perspective to the workplace, valuing the contributions of all team members and seeking to work together to achieve common goals.
  5. Sustainability: These individuals are growing up in a world where environmental concerns are a top priority. They will presumably bring this perspective to the workplace, advocating for sustainable practices and solutions.

Generation Alpha is poised to bring unique skills and priorities to the workplace. Employers who understand and respond to their needs will be well-positioned to attract and retain this talented and motivated generation.

 

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