Managing an Ageing Workforce – Resources for Workplaces

Dealing with an ageing workforce can be a complex issue for employers, especially in small businesses with limited resources. Older, more experienced workers can be valuable assets for a company, able to transfer their knowledge to younger members of the workforce.

There are, however, issues that need to be addressed to ensure the well-being of older workers. Measures addressing the well-being and safety and health of the older workforce should support sustainable employment in an organisation.

The European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) has compiled a list of resources that deal with a variety of topics, groups and methods that could be useful to managers, workers and human resources professionals in businesses.

The report presents a wealth of information on managing an ageing workforce and other groups. Included are resources for workplaces, facts & figures and good practice examples in the following subjects:

-active ageing/employment

-age management

-workplace health promotion

-general OSH prevention

-working conditions of older workers

-retaining older people at work/career management

-rehabilitation/return to work

-age/disability discrimination

-tools for workplace analyses

The report will be useful to those looking to understand the issues surrounding demographic change and how it is impacting on the age distribution of workforces. The tools are varied and will appeal to businesses in a wide range of sectors.

Read more at the source: Resources for workplaces — safer and healthier work at any age

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