Tag: baby boomers

Generation X-ers found to be the best workers in the UK

With more and more focus being placed on the role of generational blocks in the workplace, there is of course a growing level of competition as to who works the hardest. Many would say it’s surely the baby-boomers with their nose-to-the-grind-stone, 9 ’till 5 attitude. But, alas, they have been pipped at the proverbial post, by the often overlooked, but highly durable, Generation X.

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Flight of the baby boomers: Three quarters of UK companies predict skills shortage

UK employers are anticipating a significant skills gap when baby boomers retire over the next two to five years and are already taking steps to mitigate the risk. New research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK reveals that 74 percent of finance directors are concerned that the skills gap resulting from widespread retirement of baby boomers will have a negative impact on their organisation over the next two years.  An even higher proportion (77 percent) say that the departure of older workers will have a negative impact over the next five years.

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UK maternity services face crisis as midwives retire without replacements

The average age of maternity staff is increasing. Last year was the first year on record that there were more than 1,000 midwives over the age of 60 working across the UK. With many due for retirement, alarm bells are starting to ring over how the NHS service will continue with such a collapse in numbers of experienced staff.

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