The Z generation, also known as Gen Z, is the generation that was born between 1997 and 2012, following millennials. They grow up in an environment of significant changes when the Internet, social media and technology develop rapidly. That Gen Z leaves their job after working for a couple of months, or even for a few weeks, is not uncommon these days.

Anphabe's survey revealed that 62% of all young adults who had just graduated from college admitted to quitting their jobs during their first year of employment in order to pursue other opportunities. There are a few factors that should be considered. 


There is a larger number of Gen Z who have no interest in work. Many of them realize that their workplaces are substantially different from how they were described in the interview, which makes them feel bored and compels them to leave. 

Gen Z loses motivation at work (Image source: Luis Villasmil)

What is more, along with the ability to learn quickly, curiosity, and creativity, Gen Z also exhibits a strong personality and a desire to express themselves. As a result, they can be vulnerable to criticism or disagreement from managers and other coworkers. Besides, a large number of young people aren’t very concerned about whether or not to change jobs because many of them are confident in their ability to obtain a new position quickly.

Desire for experience

Gen Z is a dynamic generation, they have the ability to adapt to a wide range of professions. However, in their first years of seeking a job, most of them do not know exactly what they really want. Many Gen Z youngsters decide to change jobs in order to experience a different environment after only three to four months or one year of employment. 

Working in different environments is an intriguing experience (Image source: Company Campaign)

Unlike previous generations, Gen Z tends to have higher expectations for the businesses they will be involved with. In addition to having a professional working environment to stick with, Gen Z also values enthusiasm, dedication, innovation, and flexibility in the workplace.

The impact of social media

Social media allows people to express their opinions freely. A lot of groups have been formed, and phrases like "Be free to do what you like", "Live for yourself, not for other people" and so many others have been adopted. Young people can be misunderstood and misguided by such beliefs. They are dominated by incorrect thoughts and have a tendency to live selfishly for themselves. Therefore, the more wrong and negative information Gen Z approaches, the worse this issue becomes. 

Social media can be a double-edged sword (Image source: Jeshoots) 

In conclusion, the reasons why Gen Z opts to leave jobs are due to both objective and subjective factors. The young generation should pay more attention to learning, improving themselves,  and developing their professional skills for the future. At the same time, the business needs to make sure that the policies, training, and possibilities for advancement will attract and retain employees.