75% of 50+ generation skills not recognised or used

12 September 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

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In February 2022, our chief executive Victoria Tomlinson, gave a TEDx talk on A Generation of Wasted Talent.  She referenced research from PPMA looking at a number of employee issues by comparing the 18-24 year old generations with the 50+.  We are frequently asked to share this research, which is not available elsewhere online. 

The stat that Victoria mentioned, are in this table.  You can see the full research in the Infographic below.

The research was carried out by Jobsgopublic for PPMA (Public Services People Managers Association).

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Written by Victoria Tomlinson

Victoria Tomlinson is chief executive and founder of Next-Up. Next-Up supports employers with a range of services for directors, partners and employees to help them understand the impact of retirement on mental health and create a plan to use their skills and experience in new ways to ensure wellbeing. A key part of our role is to inspire people with ideas and contacts, beyond traditional expectations. A former director of EY, she is an international speaker on unretirement, personal branding and using LinkedIn strategically as well as on leadership and women on boards. She mentors chief executives and directors, start-up businesses and ex-offenders. Victoria is Honorary Teaching Fellow at Lancaster University and chaired an advisory board for University of Leeds.

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