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These target groups have explored the Sparkling Grey tool and tested three of the five main outputs of the project – aged and multi-generational workforce and related strategies assessment tools for both organisational and individual level, turning silver into gold toolkits for employers and employees and the guide for age-friendly multi-generational (on-the-job) activities for employees.
In general, the feedback provided by the target groups involved was positive, mostly to what concerns the content of the Sparkling Grey platform. The user experience of the platform was the least positive aspect mentioned in the evaluation questionnaires; however, the partnership is already working on a solution to improve this point.
Regarding the resources to be tested, each partner country has piloted certain resources according to the topic preferences demonstrated in the desk and field-based research done at the beginning of the project (access here).
More specifically, Portuguese and French employers, managers and HR managers found that the topics related to attraction and retention of talented employees were between suitable to totally suitable, including the practical activities. In Hungary, these professionals have stated that:
“With less investment, it can be easily integrated into the company’s life and training system.”
Employers, managers and HR managers from Austria and Spain found the resources connected to prolonging work life and intergenerational environment useful and interesting, respectively. Spanish and French workers, in turn, found that the content of attraction and retention of talented employees is useful, and it allows to realise the potential and added-value of senior workers. In Portugal, workers stated that:
“The resources were easy to understand and apply”
Employees from Hungary and Austria considered that the quality and the diversification of the resources and pedagogical tools available are between quite to very suitable.
Portuguese and French experts and representative organisations found the toolkits very relevant mostly to what concerns the topics of attraction and retention of talented employees. In Hungary, the training and development of senior workers toolkit was considered to have interesting tools and examples as well as innovative themes. The toolkit related to prolonging work life was highly rated by the Austrian experts and representative organisations. In Spain, intergenerational environment had the following feedback:
“Any organization that wants to work on the issue of age management can benefit from the contents, since they offer a broad education that covers different aspects.”
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