‘Marginalised’ older workers feel less appreciated than younger colleagues

Older employees are at risk of being marginalised in the workplace according to a new survey of office workers, which reveals big differences in the wellbeing, attitudes and motivations of the workplace’s oldest and youngest employees.

  The over 50s now account for more than 30 per cent of the UK’s working population, but according to the new research older workers are the least content of all employees with less than a quarter of the 55+ age group feeling appreciated by their company and 80 per cent suffering from or having suffered from workplace stress.   In contrast, the workplace’s newest recruits, the under 25 year olds, are the office’s most positive employees with over half feeling appreciated by their company and 60 per cent – the lowest of all age groups – suffering or having suffered from workplace stress.   Older workers, despite their experience and knowledge, do not feel their voice is being heard at work – less than a fifth of over 55s believe that their company values their opinion on the workplace, compared with over a third of the under 25s. Extract from Business Matters Magazine Online, for the full article click here.  

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