Building a Workplace to Support Ageing Workers
In many developed economies, the average age of the working population is increasing, driven by better health care provision that extends useful working life and issues with pension provision. The aim of this presentation is to consider the health and well-being challenges of the ageing workforce as well as strategies that workplaces can utilize to better support ageing workers to be engaged, productive and likely to remain in the workforce
You will learn:
- Identify who is an ‘ageing worker’ – debates about definitions
- Discuss the importance of supporting ageing workers
- Identify health and well-being challenges faced by ageing workers
- Examine various strategies to better support ageing workers to be engaged, productive and participating in the workforce.
- Over the next 20 years, many organizations will experience shortages of skilled workers. At the same time, workers aged over 65 will represent the fastest growing segment of the workforce in many developed countries.
- Most organisations are not sufficiently prepared to implement the changes necessary to keep older workers engaged and willing to remain participating in the workforce.
- Ageing workers are a heterogeneous group, therefore strategies to support workers, should be tailored to suit the individual, nature of the work and the organization. Efforts should be focused on improving the experiences of older workers by implementing supporting strategies and removing barriers to engagement.
Elliroma Gardiner, PhD
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