Business leaders everywhere know they have to hire younger workers. But what about all their supposed quirks?
As a 25-year-old, let me break down some stereotypes that you hear about Millennials and Gen Zers - basically, workers born after 1981 now in their 20s or 30s.
Stereotype #1 - Younger workers don't want to work hard.
You got me there. (Wait, kidding.)
Millennials and Gen Z workers simply need the right motivators to work hard.
I've been with the same company for four years now (Colonial Chemical, Inc., in South Pittsburg, Tennessee), and I knew from the beginning I wanted to work up to a bigger position with greater responsibility and greater rewards.
I grew up seeing the effects of the Great Recession on my family, and I knew I wanted to make myself as financially secure as possible.