Global HR trend 3: Positive young and older employees

Arne Barends

Strikingly enough, the youngest and oldest employees are the most positive employees, regardless of country.

Young employees are motivated by nice colleagues, inspiring leadership and an organisation that they are proud to be a part of. Among the older employees, the motives have more to do with the content of the work and the workload they experience.

The group of older employees indicates that they are happy to continue working in the organisation, which is in contrast to the group of young employees.

They continue to look around — despite the limited availability of jobs at the moment — because they want to keep developing themselves and continue to make steps in their career.

Global HR trends

1. Influence of organisational structure
2. Impact of unemployment
3. Positive young and older employees
4. More engagement at veterans