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The impact of Gen Z on the construction sector

Different generations average times spent at each company:

  • Gen Z (1997-2012) - 2 years and 3 months

  • Millennials (1981-1996) - 2 years and 9 months

  • Gen X (1965-1978) - 5 years

  • Baby Boomers (1946-1964) - 8 years and 3 months

In the realm of construction, a noticeable trend is emerging with the decreasing duration of job tenures among workers spanning different generations. This trend is particularly evident among millennials and Gen Z workers, who frequently change their employment positions.

To confront this challenge in the construction sector, it is imperative not to exclusively rely on the recruitment of older generations. Embracing diversity and inclusion extends to younger employees as well. To position your construction firm among the top 23% where Gen Z employees stay for more than 5 years, it is crucial to effectively attract and retain talent.

Similar to their predecessors, Gen Z professionals in the construction industry highly value continuous learning and personal development. The implementation of a structured training programme not only equips them with fresh skills but also underscores your commitment to their professional growth. If you want to uncover how we train talent click ‘here’ This approach can yield higher job satisfaction and greater loyalty, as Gen Z workers are more inclined to remain with a construction enterprise that invests in their career advancement.

Gen Z places a significant emphasis on diversity and inclusivity, expecting both workplaces and construction teams to reflect these values. This heightened awareness is driving an increased focus on diversity and inclusion initiatives within the construction industry. Specifically, there is a growing emphasis on advancing gender and racial diversity in an industry traditionally dominated by males. Prioritising these initiatives can prove to be an effective strategy for attracting and retaining Gen Z talent in the construction sector. If you’re interested in learning more about retaining Gen Z give us a call on 020 3998 7671.