Hard to retain Gen Z talent as they are far more likely to move jobs after two years

Gen Z are the hardest talent to retain as employees, as under 24-year-olds are almost nine tenths more likely than average to leave a job after two years.

This was found through research by Greenlight Digital, a digital agency, who found that Gen Z employees are 88 per cent more likely to leave a job after two years.

Flexibility was seen as a strong way to avoid this from happening with one in 10 saying that they would move to a freelance or contracting career for the flexibility in working hours and the days it offers.

Greenlight Digital said:

Looking into flexi-time and working from home arrangements is likely to save you a tidy sum in recruiter fees down the line!

Not just age but gender seems to be a factor as one in 10 men would leave a job if they were not promoted within a year.

This comes as it was announced that London has been ranked as the number one city for Generation Z due to its strong business opportunities and its ability to meet educational needs.

Stockholm comes in second for Gen Z and is also the number one city for digital payment, banking and environmental action.

Ömer Kücükdere, founder and CEO of Nestpick.com, a search engine of long-term furnished apartment rentals, said:

Taking a values-centric approach to this study, we looked into which cities around the world best understand, advocate, and embody the principles Gen Z-ers prioritise, Interestingly, despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit and the high costs of living, our research has found that London ranks first overall. Adding on to the advantages of a weakening pound, London has shown how it is at the forefront of digitalisation, advocacy, entertainment, and business. Brexit or not, London has the foundations to continue magnetiSing Generation Z in the long-term.

Greenlight Digital and censuswide, a survey consultant on behalf of Currys PC World  asked the opinion of 2,000 UK employees to gather these results.

Darius is the editor of HRreview. He has previously worked as a finance reporter for the Daily Express. He studied his journalism masters at Press Association Training and graduated from the University of York with a degree in History.