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Jakarta Post

It’s not all about the money: Gen Z defines their dream workplace

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Generation Z – those born between 1996 and 2010 – will dominate the job market soon.(Shutterstock/ProStockStudio)
Ardila Syakriah (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta   ●   Thu, October 31, 2019

In a few years, most young workers will not really care about the number on their paycheck, but rather about the opportunities to grow and learn new skills at work.

Generation Z – those born between 1996 and 2010 – will dominate the job market soon. A survey by student career and talent development platform Rencanamu has found out what Gen Z’s dream workplace looks like.

The study reveals that Gen Z's main motivations to work are learning and development opportunities (44 percent) and the working environment and culture (19 percent).

Only 12 percent mention salary as their motivation. Some respondents expect a job that provides a good career path (7 percent) and enables them to make a social impact (6 percent).

"They want to work for a cause, not only earn money,” Rencanamu founder and CEO Rizky Muhammad told

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