Key area: knowledge & skills

An ageing workforce means the loss of critical knowledge as older employees move into retirement. In addition, the half-life of expert knowledge is getting shorter and shorter, increasing the need for skills to be permanently updated. New ways of learning and working to facilitate the intergenerational transfer of knowledge are becoming increasingly important. The focus should be on continuous professional development in relation to technical, social and personal skills.

Employee skills

  • Review of status quo
  • Focusing on strengths and resources
  • Continuous development of potential

Lifelong learning

  • Activities promoting learning
  • Learning opportunities for all ages
  • Set-up of working teams

Further training

  • Training needs and wishes
  • In-house training opportunities
  • Consideration of learning needs

Intergenerational knowledge transfer

  • Knowledge through experience
  • Methods to transfer knowledge
  • Knowledge retention