Industry favours experience according to new report

At PSR Flooring, we have always been committed to providing opportunities to our team, young and old, to allow them to work to the highest of standards to a range of different specifications.

Depending on the type of works we complete, an experienced head or a new kid off the block can be the best for each job and this has helped us provide excellent service to a range of different businesses such as Coca Cola.

In a new report release drecently, it has been revealed that most SME’s prefer experienced heads within their business, with those between 35-54 in demand.

In a survey of 1,002 SME business leaders, 50% said they would choose to hire from this age group out of all potential recruits – compared to 30% who would prefer to hire 18 to 34-year-olds.

The same report also found out that almost half believe 35 to 54-year-olds have the greatest industry knowledge of any age group. The study also looked at other things with productivity, focus and work ethic also monitored with the results being below:

When describing current employees, similar numbers of employers said this age group are the most productive (53%), most focused (50%), and have the best work ethic (48%).

Whilst it did not go in to as much detail, it is believed things such as differing job roles, new markets etc are the areas where the younger generation are often better, but in more traditional roles, SME’s are preferring the middle-aged group.

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"Just to let you know how delighted we are with the work you completed last week on our warehouse floor, especially given the difficult circumstances the team were working in. They were all very hard working and courteous, and worked with our in-house team and over the weekend to make...

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"We have been working with PSR Industrial Flooring for the last 10 years. During this time, we have worked in collaboration in repairing both our internal and external floors. PSR have understood the demands of our operation and have always been looking at new materials to speed up the repair to be...

David Hopkin, Coca Cola
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