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Talkin bout my generation – Just because we all get around

Talkin bout my generation – Just because we all get around (Last Updated On: September 19, 2014)

Today HR departments are communicating to four or five generations in one working environment. Australians are staying in the work force for longer and the cycle of younger workers isn’t going to stop anytime soon. The adaptation of differing techniques to reach out to these minds that have been generating in totally different life experiences, education streams and tech savvy settings can be challenging.

Employment policies and procedures need to be tailored to meet all ages within a business, for example a social media policy is paramount in an office of younger employees whilst training employees on new cutting edge IT systems or technology need to be engaging and understandable for all ages. Traditional forms of training such as mentor programs can be invaluable influences for both young and older employees. It is important to celebrate milestones as well as implementing new traditions.

Employers need to be flexible and dynamic to retain workers and keep them interested. Employers can do this by adapting methods to accommodate all ages, by finding a balance between traditional methods and processes. It’s about making sure all your employees feel comfortable when working with one another, no matter what age.

If you have an array of employees of different ages and you are unsure of helpful ways to gel and mould your team call Employsure on 1300 651 415. We can help you with any problems you are currently struggling with, such as age clashes or discrimination, by implementing diversity policies, bullying and harassment policies and if needed mediation meetings.

To close a line from The Internship… “Quick interjection: When you keep saying ‘on the line,’ you do mean online?”


*Information sourced via HC Online website. 

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