Neil Pickering: Generational tensions – The Ageing Workforce vs. Generation Y

It was interesting to read KPMG’s recent report which examined the tension between the ageing workforce and Gen Y workers, as older colleagues are postponing retirement plans and intend to work for longer. The younger generation of workers see this as a direct threat on their career progression. In line with these findings, much has…

Neil Pickering on Absenteeism: The detriment to the UK economy and workforce productivity

It was interesting to see the results of CBI/Pfizer’s recent Absence and Workplace Health Survey, which found that absenteeism is costing the UK economy a staggering £14 billion a year. Further research released from business advisers PwC shows sick days alone are costing British business almost £29bn a year because workers are taking more than…