Understanding the Generations in the Workplace

An ageing population means that for the first time ever we are seeing up to four generations in the workplace at the same time. Each generation has defined characteristics, each very different from the other. Many companies are reporting great benefits including knowledge sharing, enhanced customer service, and new perspectives and fresh ideas inspired by working with people of diverse ages.

Claire McCartney, Research Adviser at the CIPD, said: “Despite well-publicised skills shortages and low productivity, our research shows that businesses are not doing enough to recruit from an increasingly age diverse talent pool. And even amongst those companies that are, many simply aren’t equipped to manage their age diverse teams in order to maximise their potential. This is a missed opportunity and could put businesses at a serious disadvantage in a four-generation future.”

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