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Older worker stressed at work

This is why age matters in the office



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Younger employees are constantly infiltrating the workforce, and have now been identified as the most optimistic lot when it comes to career opportunities.

Spherion’s 2014 Emerging Workforce Study found 61% of Millennial employees agree or strongly agree they have greater opportunities at work because of their age. Only 26% of Baby Boomers felt the same way.

Three in 10 Millennials also admitted to judging their colleagues’ capabilities based on age alone, significantly higher than the average of 14%. In fact, 39% of Millennials make judgements about their supervisors’ ability to manage based on their age.

However, this young discerning group of employees were also found to be the least engaged at 41%. Comparatively, those from the pre-World War II generation were the most engaged at 54%, followed by Baby Boomers (47%) and Gen Xs (43%).

In order to better engage Millennials, companies would have to offer more opportunities beyond their current job scope, a factor highlighted by 29% of younger workers.

As for mature workers, gaining more trust in leadership was identified as the one thing that would increase their engagement levels (21%).

The study, which surveyed 2,000 employees,  also detailed the different generations’ attitudes towards social media and work, which can be found below:

Spherion chart - Generational workers

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