Industry Experts Come Together to Help Gen Zs Build Professional Readiness

Joblu partners with HR experts and LGBTQIA+ Community in an event that aims to help Gen Zs get hired and navigate the changing working landscape.
MAKATI CITY, Philippines - March 13, 2023 - PRLog -- Joblu recently hosted a webinar titled "Making the Cut: Gen Z's Guide to Getting Hired & Navigating a Diverse Workplace" featuring four industry experts in DEI strategies. The webinar aimed to provide valuable insights for Gen Z job seekers on navigating the changing workplace landscape and finding a cultural fit.

How Gen Zs Adapt and Rise Above Challenges, with Darwin Rivers
Darwin Rivers, Founder and CEO of Philippine HR Group, Inc., suggested that employers must take note of how they can prioritize the needs and expectations of the younger workforce by understanding and embracing their unique characteristics. Companies can create a more inclusive and dynamic workplace by starting with small DEI initiatives like supporting employee mental health and providing opportunities for growth and development.

A Gen Z's Guide to Finding An Inclusive Workplace, with Jeffrey Johnson
Jefferey Johnson, Senior VP of Human Capital Resource Management of Teleperformance Philippines highlighted that job seekers must do their own due diligence and research a company's culture before joining an organization. His advice to the younger generation:
  1. Recognize the opportunities available to you.
  2. Actually participate, communicate, and offer program suggestions.
  3. As no company is perfect, be ready for the "peaks and valleys" or the highs and lows.
  4. Contribute as a solution, not a problem.
  5. Adapt.

Why Companies Need to Do More on DEI, with Atty. Quino Reyes III
Atty. Quino Reyes III, Director, Legal Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the LGBT Chamber of Commerce Philippines, discussed the importance of finding the right fit between employers and employees. He emphasized that both parties should have aligned goals and values, which can benefit their relationship. Atty. Reyes further shared that both the LGBTQIA+ and Gen Z employees have a particular belief in their bargaining power and are looking for specific demands from their employers such as the following:
  1. A non-discrimination policy
  2. Same-sex or partner family benefits
  3. Mental health support
  4. Confidentiality
  5. Freedom of gender expression
How Good Customer Service Starts with Employee Satisfaction, with Andy Sarakinis
Andy Sarakinis, VP of Global Operations of Nearsol Philippines, emphasized that it is not enough to simply look for a job; one must also ensure that the company's culture aligns with their own values and goals. He concluded his segment by providing the following tips to Gen Z job seekers:
  • Don't be scared to ask questions or for help.
  • Recognize the significance of culture fit.
  • Make use of the wisdom of the older generation as a guide rather than as a fixed way to do things.
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