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Strategies and Roadblocks to Winning Over Next-Gen Talent

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From the 2021 URx Leaders Summit Leaders Track. Kate Beckman, Exec. Manager of Community & Insights at RippleMatch leads a conversation with Elizabeth Diley, Campus Talent Acquisition Leader at General Mills, and Monique Aristy, Global Head of University Recruiting at Confluent for on how to attract and retain Gen Z talent.
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What does it take to be the employer of choice for the next generation of talent? New data from RippleMatch has found that this generation wants to work for a company that will allow them to thrive personally and professionally, offering flexibility, career development, and financial security. But how can early career teams communicate what they have to offer entry-level candidates, as well as build programs that speak to their values?

Additionally, hear a brief overview of the latest data on Gen Z and then learn from top UR leaders on recommended strategies and how to tackle top challenges for connecting with this generation.

Moderator: Kate Beckman (RippleMatch)
Panelist: Elizabeth Diley, Campus Talent Acquisition Leader, General Mills | Monique Aristy, Global Head of University Recruiting, Confluent

Key Takeaways

Generation Z wants to work for companies that will allow them to thrive personally and professionally, and they have a high bar for a positive candidate experience. In this panel discussion, RippleMatch shares new data that highlights the following: •This generation wants an efficient yet personalized candidate experience; they want to know where they stand when going through the process and are also turning to a diversified set of channels to interact with companies. 

The top priorities of today’s Gen Z candidates when searching for a job are work-life balance/flexibility & compensation. This generation values being able to thrive personally and professionally, which is also reflected in their openness to remote work.

Gen Z wants to see that companies are actually moving the needle on D&I, rather than just putting out statements in support of it. Elizabeth Diley from General Mills and Monique Aristy share how their companies are speaking to these priorities of Gen Z, including how their companies are rising to the occasion to meet the needs of this generation of future leaders.

For more information, download RippleMatch’s latest report on Gen Z here.


This session was produced in partnership with RippleMatch

RippleMatch is an intelligent, comprehensive platform for early-career hiring that makes it easy to build diverse teams and hire the right talent virtually. To learn more about RippleMatch click here.

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