Tags: Generation x

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.

Lee Parsons: Understanding generations in your workplace

An aging population means that for the first time ever we will be seeing five generations within the workplace: traditionalists, baby boomers, generation X, Y and Z. In order to attract new talent while also retaining the old-fashioned wisdom of mature workers, employers will need to turn to ‘outside the box’ thinking to create a…

Barclays teams up with The Positive Ageing Company

Barclays has announced it has joined forces with The Positive Ageing Company to deliver an online tool to help employers support the differing financial needs of today’s multi-generational workforce. The solution provides employers the opportunity to address and support the challenges of ageing – a timely offering given that total expenditure on long-term care services…

Only 8% of Generation X ever have the education on their CV’s checked out

Qualifications are less likely to be checked the further away from graduation day a candidate gets, but the Higher Education Degree Datacheck (HEDD) warns of temptation to embellish on CVs due to pressure from the new ‘2.1’ wave of graduates. Of the 20,288 enquiries received since HEDD – the government-backed degree verification service – launched…

Jon Andrews: The difference between millennials and other generations is technology

It is true that the workplace is set to undergo a dramatic transformation over the next decade. By 2020, millennials (people born between 1980 and 1995) will represent more than half of the working population and will bring with them their own values, experiences and expectations as a consequence of growing up through unstable economic…

Millennial workers may turn out to be better employees

New research raises serious questions about the truth of generational differences and the attitudes of millennials. In fact, Kenexa High Performance Institute research indicates the millennials often stand on common ground with their older counterparts, and in some key areas, the research suggests that the millennials may even turn out to be better employees and,…