UK fashion brand Hush has launched a fashion collection solely designed by in-house interns. Every piece is sustainably sourced and perfectly represents the brands “laid back style”. Instead of tasking interns with meaningless chores, hush shows to understand how to motivate their interns by giving them responsibility and allowing them to take initiative.
Smart move, as Generation Z appreciates a chance to take on more responsibility and to develop their skills. A 2022 LinkedIn poll found that among Gen Z’ers that are looking for a new job, 61% say they want more opportunities to move up or increased responsibilities (more than any other generation). So allowing young people to pick up meaningful work and have their efforts respected and appreciated could be a great way to retain young talent in your organization.