Employment Boost for Older Workers

  • Adam Hale, CEO at Fairsail

  • 03.02.2017 10:00 am
  • Older Workers

The Government’s support of older workers, announced by Damian Green, is crucial as we all come to terms with the fact that we will be working longer than past generations. Too many firms focus their attention on the younger generations coming in to the business, often at the expense of older workers.

For the first time, five distinct generations are present in the job market, each with their own world view, aptitudes, life experience, career vision and expectations of an employer. This generational mix presents significant challenges in providing employee experience and fulfilling careers for every employee. We looked into it recently and found that a third of business leaders find it hard to build teams in the multi-generational workplace.

But for companies who get it right, the opportunity is huge.

It all starts with building up a genuine understanding of their people. We’re seeing a major rise in companies hiring data analysts and scientists to help them gain clarity into their workforce. Yet the real value comes not just in knowing more about each employee, but using those insights to deliver brilliant employee experiences, whatever the age of the worker.


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