Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Older workers are engaged workers

Much has been made about generational differences in the workplace. In a study conducted by Sirota Survey Intelligence indicated that older workers (those age 63, or older) scored highest in employee engagement, although generational differences were not as pronounced as others have been reporting.

"Traditionalists" reported an 84 percent engagement level, vs. other groups, ranged from 77 to 80 percent.

  • Baby Boomers (aged 43 to 62) 77 percent
  • Generation X (aged 28 to 42) 78 percent
  • Generation Y (aged 27 and younger) 80 percent

While this is certainly an endorsement for finding ways to engage older, or "seasoned" workers in the workforce, it also dispels the idea that there are vast differences in the way that workers engage their work, particularly by age.

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