How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z in Security Organizations

Monday, September 21 2:35 PM - 3:25 PM EDT

Location: Leadership & Managing Organizations

Event Information

Title: How to Recruit and Retain Gen Z in Security Organizations


Born between 1996 and 2011, persons classified as Generation Z total an estimated 60 million individuals, outnumbering Millennials. As they enter the workforce, Generation Z is expected to push boundaries to the extreme and drastically change the idea of work. Representatives from the ASIS Young Professionals Council shed light on what security organizations need to know about Generation Z, provide strategies for engaging them in security programs and organizations, and expose challenges and opportunities for successful integration. Generation Z is an unusual amalgamation of the generations before it, with a keen focus on managing their professional and personal brands. Explore how they bring the frugality of the Builder Generation, true digital native status of the Millennials, an urge to create a stable life similar to Baby Boomers, and the pragmatism of Gen Xers to potenntial employers.

Type: All Access Education

Target Audience Experience Level: Mid-Career

Industry Application: Industry Agnostic

Globally Focused Session: Globally Applicable

Learning Objective #1: Learn how to leverage global Gen Z talents and characteristics to strengthen the future of security departments, organizations, and the entire sector.

Learning Objective #2: Explore how to be prepared to encounter radical inclusivity, undefined identities, and striking pragmatism in a positive dialogue to encourage, rather than alienate potential Gen Z candidates.

Learning Objective #3: Consider how to engage Generation Z members in organizations by examining empirical data on the generation.


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Young Professionals Community