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  • Writer's pictureJudith Moeckell

Hurrah for getting older!

Updated: May 13, 2022

The following research is taken from the results of the BeTalent Resilience questionnaire, undertaken by 1091 professionals. Does age and experience improve your resilience? The results found that the older and more established we are in our careers, the more likely we are to experience the positive emotions associated with resilience.

Younger populations are statistically:

  • More worried and pessimistic about the future

  • More likely to experience negative emotions or feelings of depression

  • More impatient and want things to happen quickly

  • More likely to feel vulnerable in high pressure situations. This may be due to having a limited range of experiences to draw from in order to cope with stress and pressure

Older populations are statistically:

  • More confident; they feel more at ease in challenging situations

  • More considered; they think things through before committing

  • More composed; they remain patient, tolerant and understanding

  • More optimistic and believe good things will happen

Regarding level:

  • Executives were found to be the most carefree, and do not worry about the future

  • Lower-level individuals were found to be more hesitant, impulsive, impatient and pessimistic

What does this mean from a Talent perspective? Happy employees, happy company. If your employees are mentally healthy, can cope with adversity and talk openly about their wellbeing, there is less chance of burnout. It's important to take note of and care of your younger talent and employees through these uncertain times.

Research conducted by Zircon BeTalent.

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