A landmark study unveiled by Trachet has highlighted through its overwhelming body of new data, the effect that returning to work post-pandemic has had on the youngest generation of the UK workforce. Deloitte states that Gen Z workers will require an increased scope of resources, talents and areas of knowledge as employers now demand a fusion of four key work skills: comfort with analytics and data, business management skills, design and creative skills and digital tools and technology skills.
As the UK navigates a critical point of recovery post a two-year hiatus, the report – titled From Burnout to Earnout – shows an under-resourced workforce and a body of decision-makers in dire need of high-level counsel. To frame the core outcomes of the nationally representative data, a shocking 28% of Gen Z respondents said they can’t remember the last time they spent quality time with their families due to their workload.
The added responsibilities and pressures that Gen Z professionals face has taken its toll as 46% of Gen Z workers state they often feel tired, helpless or lonely from the world of work due to their workload, with 40% of Millennials expressing the same sentiment. The data indicates that the attitudes expressed amongst the youngest strand of the UK workforce will seemingly make it difficult to secure a steady path to recovery.