Age is just one factor in our lives. Individuals differ regardless of age. (Many survey respondents told us this.)

Younger people complained that they often only got temporary and short terms contracts; older staff members got the permanent, better, safer job placements.

Older people felt that there are invisible age limits in recruiting: only the young and agile are wanted?

People wanted more time to pass on information and knowledge. Mentoring, work rotation and team work were seen as good tools for this.

People wanted more dialogue.

The younger ones felt that they were not included in the decision making, they wanted to participate more.

Tacit knowledge should be transferred, when it is needed and relevant. Unnecessary information and obsolete practices should not.

There are different learning types. This is not only age-related, but can be. Respondents wished that this would be taken into consideration in training planning.




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