Hazlewoods Magazine: Generations and people in business

Published: Tuesday 4 February 2020

As many of you will know, Hazlewoods celebrated its first centenary year in 2019. What a year it turned out to be, with our key achievement being all our staff working together to raise over £105,000 for Maggie’s in Cheltenham. This money will now be used to fund a new staff member, and also fit out part of Maggie’s planned building extension.

At our staff conference in July we all took the time to share thoughts on ‘What makes Hazlewoods different?’ and following some insightful presentations from brave, mainly younger, colleagues, we had some fascinating discussion around the wide range of generations we have working here. This has prompted the theme for this edition of our magazine, which is the generations and people in business.

Perhaps for the first time in history, many businesses have five generations of people working for them, which is quite a remarkable thought. We have taken a look at them, and not only how they work together in today’s workplace, but also how businesses manage the variety of thoughts, skills, opportunities and challenges that this brings with it.

We have included some great interviews with clients, sharing their views on people in their workforce. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has also kindly provided us with some insight into what it believes it takes to develop the skills of the 21st century workplace.

Our Payroll team has looked at a number of different areas you may need to consider when employing those from Generation Z (born post-1996), and two of our Associate Directors provide a breakdown of all of the key generation demographics and how they are likely to contribute to your workforce.

I hope you will find this issue useful and thoughtprovoking, and many thanks to everyone who has taken time to contribute and make it all possible.

Jon Cartwright, Partner

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