WorkWell: Ageing Workforce Ready - The age difference

This paper is a starting point for people who want to deepen their awareness regarding the ageing workforce and reflect on what their organisations could be doing differently.

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Published: 27 Apr 2021
 
File type: PDF
 
File size: 1.3 MB
 
Reading level: Medium

What it contains

How we work and how we live has changed, and continues to change. Workforces are more diverse than ever, and people of all ages need to work productively together.

A whitepaper that aims to deepen awareness regarding an ageing workforce and the impact on organisations.

Key takeaways:

  • As people live and work longer, employers must seek to understand the unique needs of older workers and how to support their mental health and wellbeing.
  • Organisations can boost workforce engagement by implementing initiatives to recruit older workers into well designed jobs, creating an age-inclusive environment and supporting people as they navigate a path to retirement.
  • Many stereotypes and beliefs about generational differences are not supported by evidence, and age discrimination is often fuelled by myths.
  • While there are risks associated with an ageing workforce it does not have to be seen as a burden; instead organisations can choose to embrace the opportunities that benefit both organisations and individuals.