Twentysomethings 'less resilient' than older employees

27-08-2008

Twentysomethings 'less resilient' than older employees
Young employees are not as confident as their older counterparts, a new survey has revealed.

According to the poll, undertaken by consultants Talent Q, older employees are also more open to radical ideas and new technology.

However, the stereotype of the abrupt youth was also dispelled by the survey, which revealed that younger employees claimed to have strong ethics and be more in tune with their peers' behaviour than older candidates.

Chairman of Talent Q Roger Holdsworth said that workers in their 20s were "less confident at negotiation and decision-making, less influential in a leadership capacity and less able or willing to follow the rules".

He added that older employees may have better levels of confidence, but this did not necessarily apply in terms of socialising.

American company ComPsych recently found that employees aged 60 or over have a much better work-life balance and healthier lifestyles than workers in their 30s.

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