Canada Life Group Insurance has highlighted the importance of age-appropriate benefits in the workplace.
Research from the provider has found older employees are seen as more appreciated.
Over half (53%) of younger employees aged 21-30 feel they are not being recognised for the work they are doing by their employers compared to 39% of 51-60 year olds.
Younger employees are also more likely to feel they lack the support they deserve, 25% of 21-30 year olds feel as if their opinions are not being listened to (7% more than older employees).
However, 23% of staff aged 51-60 feel inclined to believe their employer does not care about their welfare, compared to just 16% of 21-30 year olds.
Paul Avis, Sales and Marketing Director at Canada Life Group Insurance comments; "It is concerning that many young workers feel as though their efforts are unappreciated and unrecognised.
"With the phasing out of the default retirement age, we can expect an increase in the number of employees working beyond their sixties, so it is encouraging to see older employees are feeling comparatively secure and happy in their jobs.
"However, it is telling that older employees feel less valued in terms of their welfare at a time when this becomes increasingly more important.
"Employers can facilitate a positive and productive working environment by providing support services to ensure that young and old alike are able to discuss any problems with their work or colleagues that may be having a detrimental effect on their working life."
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