For job-hunting Generation Z, it's not all about the money: study

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Posted at Nov 29 2018 10:39 AM | Updated as of Nov 29 2018 03:32 PM

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MANILA -- More than money, Generation Z or those born after millennials want jobs where they can use their technology skills, according to a study by an information technology firm.

The youngest members of the workforce also look for employers who are both socially and environmentally responsible, said Dell EMC Philippines country general manager Ronnie Latinazo.

"GEN Zers put more value outside of money when they try to look for a job," Latinazo told ANC.

However, being skilled in technology doesn't always equate to workforce readiness, he said. Companies with mentoring programs and where communication is encouraged can attract Gen Z generation, he said. 

"They live with it [technology], but they do recognize that once they enter the workforce, they lack the experience and the soft skills that are necessary to become effective and successful in their careers," he said. 

When hiring, companies are encouraged to "diversify and "find the balance" from different generations because they bring different strengths and weaknesses to the table, he said.