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What Gen Zs want: 20% prefer unemployment than work for non-inclusive firms

Six in 10 Gen Zs said they need a firm that backs equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The majority of Gen Zs (62%) are requiring strong equity, diversity, and inclusion (ED&I) from their employers, higher than Gen X (49%) and Millennials (56%), a Randstad report showed.

Gen Zs also has the highest percentage (24%) of respondents who answered that they would rather be unemployed than work for a company that does not align with their personal values.

With these findings, Randstad advised firms to invest in equity and inclusion to retain and attract talent.

READ MORE: HK businesses second to last in employee well-being: survey

“Whilst more than half of Hong Kong respondents expect D&I support from their employers, data show that Millennials and Gen Xers believe their employers do not support LGBTQIA+ employee protection and inclusion,” read the statement.

The findings highlight “the significance of creating a more equitable workplace and addressing the changing needs of future generations.”

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