Generational issues in the workplace aren’t the only issues that are significant-True. But, they are of some significance. Businesses can anticipate a lot more than benefits and changes by taking time to comprehend where each generation comes from and how its influence affects behavior of the whole workforce.
This is where “Intergenerational Workforce” comes in. It simply represents different generations working together in the same workplace. It has become the hottest topic in purview of human resource management today.
Public Policy Institute (PPI) in collaboration with AARP Inc. recently came up with a survey. They took a set of employers as respondents to see how they’re dealing with the issue of ‘Age Diversity’.
Studies showed that the productivity of teams in organizations that have age diversity are higher against those that do not. Also, it found out that people in mixed-age group teams are the most effective performers, it revealed.
There are a number of organizations already working on the same principle. Situated in Virginia, Huntington Ingalls Industries ensures that it recruits skilled workforce comprising all ages. For the same, it provides training to people through its 2 apprentice schools specializing in technical work that HII works on.
Another example comes from Centrica PLC. Largest recruiter of engineers in the U.K, has introduced a program known as HitReturn focusing on the workforce willing to return in industry after a break. Program comprises extensive study for 12 weeks including mentorship and coaching.
Situated in Pittsburgh, PNC Financial group Inc. sponsors Business Groups by assigning an operating plan to each group comprising a business component. Its latest group, IGen has collaborated with PNC’s talent management team to enhance employees’ performance and to incorporate best practices in the firm.