A third (33%) of UK workers over 55 described their workplace as ‘too woke’, almost double the percentage of those under 35 years old (17%), according to new research.
Half of over-55s working somewhere they deemed woke, i.e. excessively alert to social injustice, said that the ‘wokeness’ of their workplace made them more likely to leave, according to research from recruiter Randstad UK.
Only 29% of workers under 35 who thought their workplace was too woke said they would leave because of it.
While 22% of men said their workplace was too woke, only 13% of women said the same.
Victoria Short, chief executive of Ranstad said the figures have implications for retention in a competitive labour market.
Speaking to HR magazine, she said: “Senior staff members are departing the workforce early, depriving their employers of their invaluable institutional knowledge, as well as professional experience. This polling suggests one of the factors pushing them away is what they perceive to be overly woke workplaces.”
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