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In 2020 the majority of baby boomers (age group born between 1956 and 1965) retires. Together with the retirees, 50 years of working experience will disappear. Furthermore, work related values like jo ...

In 2020 the majority of baby boomers (age group born between 1956 and 1965) retires. Together with the retirees, 50 years of working experience will disappear. Furthermore, work related values like job guarantee, high income and power will disappear as well. Whereas the age group born between 1965 and 1981, known as Generation X, started to question these classic values and to bring up the term “Work-Life-Balance”,

Lifelong learning should be at the heart of corporate culture

Companies seeking to recruit and retain a committed workforce should focus on ‘lifelong learning’ rather than ‘lifelong working’. They should seek to support their employees in the improvement and continuous updating of their skills and the qualifications they need in the complex and dynamic environment facing most companies. They also need to break down silos within their organizations and encourage greater collaboration.

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    Tackle the scandal of high levels of youth unemployment in Europe

    Tackle the scandal of high levels of youth unemployment in Europe

    Tackle the scandal of high levels of youth unemployment in Europe

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    Companies should adopt a less mechanical and more organic approach to human resource management

    Companies should adopt a less mechanical and more organic approach to human resource management

    Companies should adopt a less mechanical and more organic approach to human resource management

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    Big companies should provide training and apprenticeships for more people than they expect to need in the future

    Big companies should provide training and apprenticeships for more people than they expect to need in the future

    Big companies should provide training and apprenticeships for more people than they expect to need in the future

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    Forget about thinking in terms of generations within the workforce (or indeed any other form of classification) and treat people as individuals

    Forget about thinking in terms of generations within the workforce (or indeed any other form of classification) and treat people as individuals

    Forget about thinking in terms of generations within the workforce (or indeed any other form of classification) and treat people as individuals

    Polity, Academia, Business, Civil Society