Defusing the worldwide demographic timebomb

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By Mark Eltringham

Edition 6 - October 2015 Pages 23-25

Tags: demographics • human resources

There are a number of reasons why we shouldn’t be drawn into blindly accepting the narrative about Generation Y’s (and Z’s) impact on the workplace. Often it seems that the most important is also the least talked about. It is that the workforce is actually ageing in the world’s leading economies. While it may be true that twenty-seven is now considered middle -aged1 for employees at technology companies, for pretty much everybody else in the working world, shifting demographics, longer lives, improving health, falling pensions and changing pe...

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