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Generation Z demands more say in the workplace. Companies can counteract the shortage of skilled workers with democracy.

The youth of today! Ranting about subsequent generations has always been a popular topic at the regulars' table. Many things were different in the past, but certainly not everything was better. Above all, the world of work has changed; especially the relationship between employees and employers.

A study by HR consultancy Randstad found that Generation Z - those born between 1997 and 2012 - are quick to turn their backs on employers if their expectations are not met. Fifty-six percent of respondents would rather quit their job than accept grievances such as poor treatment from superiors, inadequate social standards or a lack of sustainability. In this, they differ from previous generations, who were more willing to put up with inconvenience for a corresponding salary.

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