How to hire Millenial and Gen Z workers

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.