Older workers learn from young

27-09-2007

Older workers learn from young
Older employees feel that working with younger staff helps them to learn new skills, the latest survey has revealed.

According to a study by Jobcentre Plus, 40 per cent of older staff feel they are learning new talents from their younger colleagues, while young staff acknowledge workers who are older are more willing to work unsociable hours.

Chief executive of The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) Chris Ball commented that there are many benefits from having a wide range of employees.

"Tapping into a wider pool of talent, experience and skills can help employers increase productivity, maintain a competitive advantage and improve the bottom line," he said.

Mr Ball added older employees still have a valuable role to play in the daily working life.

Furthermore, the study found that two-thirds of both younger and older staff can see the benefits of a mixed workforce.

TAEN aim to remove the age barriers in employment by working with people and organisations.


Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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