The Key in Gen-Z Talent management on finance teams.

In the rapidly changing and ever-evolving financial landscape, talent management plays a critical role in corporate success. Finding and retaining skilled finance professionals is an ongoing challenge for business leaders. The demand for top talent, particularly emerging areas such as data analytics, accounting, cybersecurity and financial technology (FinTech), has reached an all-time high. In addition, the need to retrain the existing workforce to adapt to industry changes increases the complexity. Fortunately, Gen Z professionals have grown up in an era of digital technology and often have strong skills in data analytics, cybersecurity and financial technology. They bring fresh perspectives and innovative ideas that can be invaluable to companies looking to grow and adapt to ever-changing market conditions.

Who do you want to attract?

Develop a compelling employer brand that showcases the company’s values, culture and career growth opportunities. Emphasize the exciting projects and breakthrough technologies your employees will interact with. Does your company’s challenge lie in being more top of mind with the newest generation and attracting employees in a more spontaneous way? Then the brand awareness that a partnership with Studaro brings to your company is a huge asset. Companies that offer an interesting remuneration package such as competitive salary, fringe benefits, extra performance bonuses, stock options, opportunities for professional development, flexible working hours, training courses,… attract Gen Z profiles who are hugely focused on growth, opportunity and impact much harder than companies that don’t look at an individual flexible compensation package.

To keep pace with industry changes and foster growth within the finance team, companies need to prioritize learning and development through, among other things, training programs that equip your employees with the skills needed for emerging areas such as data analytics, cybersecurity and FinTech. Here too, Studaro plays a major role by offering training, bootcamps and workshops to our Studarians to close the skill gap between the Belgian school system and the skills they effectively need in the workplace. Thus, together with you, we encourage a culture of continuous learning that guarantees the growth of your company.

What do you want to project?

The typical work-life balance remains one of the most important aspects for Gen Z when choosing a (first) job. Promote a good work-life balance by offering flexible work arrangements, home-working opportunities and supportive policies that allow employees to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Consequently, the generation gap between older generations and Gen Z manifests itself primarily in this area: older generations tend to have a different view of work-life balance and place more importance on traditional work structures and hours, where Gen Z has different expectations and work styles. Gen Z is a very independent generation that values freedom of environment. So implement ways to provide recognition and rewards to value and highlight the contributions of finance professionals. Highlight what is going well, what needs improvement and engage with these young individuals. Provide clear career paths, growth opportunities, regular performance reviews, feedback and opportunities for advancement.

Talent management made easy

Finding and retaining skilled financial professionals is an ongoing challenge for business leaders in the ever-changing financial sector. Studaro offers a unique platform that connects companies with highly skilled finance students who graduate within this and a year. These ambitious and motivated individuals bring fresh perspectives and a strong foundation in finance, making them valuable assets in multiple areas. Through Studaro, you gain access to a pool of talented Studarians who have expertise and are honed in a lot of niche skills and knowledge outside of the typical course sections in Belgium. These students are trained in the latest industry trends and have a deep understanding of the challenges facing the finance industry. Their knowledge and skills can be used to drive innovation, implement best practices and adapt to the changing demands of the industry.