Dubbed the ‘Harry Potter Change Generation’, the survey results reaffirm Gen Z are incredibly altruistic, with a desire for their employers’ goals to align with their own hopes, dreams and aspirations.
From the survey, it was clear that purpose over money was a priority for a large proportion of this generation, overall rating serving a purpose and alignment with their moral compass as more important than salary when choosing where they want to work.
“At Aurecon, Gen Z can make the difference they are driven to aim for. We believe that humanity depends on engineering. We co-create clever, innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex challenges. And we deeply work towards leaving a legacy, as well as creating a better future,” said Rebecca.
23% of respondents rated serving a purpose and leaving a positive legacy for future generations as their most important characteristic when choosing an employer, compared with only 6.5% who ranked salary that is suitable for level of experience as their top most important characteristic.