The Centre for Ageing Better in the UK has developed a very useful guide for employers and businesses to use in order to build multigenerational workforces. The guide helps to ensure that positive attitudes towards older workers are reflected in organisations’ recruitment processes and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (ED&I) policies through the adoption of 5 key practices, reflected in the diagram above.
Recent analysis by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) shows that a firm with a 10% higher share of workers aged 50 and over more productive (1.1%). These productivity gains come from lower job turnover and the greater management and general work experience of older workers. Therefore, multigenerational workforces are a win: win as there are also benefits accruing to younger workers in terms of knowledge and skill sharing. It is important to remember that older workers value the same things in workplaces as younger workers, including social connects developed and having a sense of purpose.
To access the guide, please visit https://ageing-better.org.uk/good-recruitment-older-workers-a-guide-for-employers-online
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