I think that management should encourage the workplace to be a place of inter-generational harmony with the experience of older skilled/experienced employees balancing youthful enthusiasm and innovation as it used to be. Colin Thompson in a blog posted stated that: "In the UK, people aged over 50 now account for 35% of the total population and rising rapidly, 60% of consumer expenditure and 80% of the wealth. With the population continues to age, there are more of us every year." source: www.rhcadvantage.co.uk
Do younger people think older members of staff need to retire to give them a better chance of career progression?