Thursday 31 March 2016 12:01 am

New Barclays/Opinium report finds millennials are most worried about being shown up by tech-savvy younger colleagues

One in three workers between the ages of 18 and 34 are worried about being shown up by even younger colleagues, according to a new report out today from Barclays on digital skills.

According to the report, including surveys conducted by Opinium,18-34 year-olds are the age group that is most worried about whether they are at a disadvantage in the workplace because they lack digital skills.

Almost one in five said they had to pass on workplace tasks to someone younger because they did not have the required digital skills.

But Barclays said younger employees’ concerns are “at odds with business expectations”, noting that 40 per cent of British businesses say they rely on younger employees for digital skills, and nearly nalf say their organisation would be more productive if their entire workforce was more savvy with digital tasks.

Even so, Barclays found that few employees, across age groups, are taking steps to improve their own digital competence, with nearly half of employees saying they have never done anything to boost their digital skills.