Whitepaper: Talkin' 'bout my generation: just what does age and the ageing workforce mean for HR?


In the context of an ageing workforce and growing concerns over intergenerational differences in the workplace, Duncan Brown, Head of HR Consultancy, outlines the practical implications for HR.

Brown suggests four age-related areas that employers should investigate and possibly act on:

  1. Address employee financial wellbeing.
  2. Think about total rewards.
  3. Work on flexible working and retirement.
  4. Use attitude and engagement survey data.

His essay is part of the Institute for Employment Studies’ (IES) series Perspectives on HR. It aims to place demographic changes in the context of IES’s work, drawing from its expert research and consultancy in the field.