Older workers motivated by pride

Elderly hands on keyboardOlder workers are more likely to be motivated by pride in their performance rather than pay rises and bonuses, according to new research.

More than half of older staff listed client service, teamwork and self-fulfilment as important, found a survey of 1,100 adults by employment firm Adecco.
%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Most of those questioned said recognition from their boss also influenced their work performance.

Steven Kirkpatrick, managing director of Adecco, said: "The continued desire of older workers to go the extra mile at work shows a commitment to high standards that will stand anyone in good stead throughout their working life and suggests that the energy and passion that are so important remain in sound health as employees' careers progress."
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