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Financial Times: The retirees heading back to work


Thomas Roulet, Associate Professor of Organisational Theory at Cambridge Judge Business School, speaks about older people in need of additional income and wanting to socialise, looking for jobs again.

There is still a “stigma” when it comes to hiring older workers. While a multigenerational organisation can be highly creative, it can also increase conflict, Thomas says.

“Both younger and older generations have prejudice against each other — older workers believe millennials are entitled and expect everything from their employer and an immediate pay-off. Younger workers believe older ones had it easy, and are incapable of adapting to new trends,” he says.

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