The multigen workforce

European CEO logoIs a multi-generational workforce considered a problem, or an opportunity to be seized by companies?

The ageing workforce is a concerning issue, affecting many European governments and businesses. As people live longer and birth rates drop, a range of economic challenges to finance retirement and healthcare are brought to light, including the maintenance of the employment skills base. With more than 15 percent of its population over 65 years of age, Europe has the highest proportion of older people in the developed world. That figure is projected to increase in some socio-economically emerging regions, since Europe’s demographic change is also influenced by migration.

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Risk & Reward

European CEO logoDavid Dumeresque weighs up the pros and cons of executive remuneration packages.

In a recent keynote speech, the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, said he would push for changes in taxation to encourage companies to follow the model of John Lewis, a UK department store group which is owned by its employees and distributes its profits between them. He claimed that businesses owned by their staff are more dynamic and have higher morale.

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