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RESEARCH AND BRIEFINGS

How Are You Managing Your Older Workers?

 


Many businesses are taking a proactive approach to the way they engage with their most experienced workers.

The workforce is ageing, with 80 per cent of workforce growth in Australia in the group older than 45*. This introduces unique challenges for employers in Australia, which they will be required to address in the near future.

As Meaghan Morberger, Principal, Mercer Marsh Benefits, told the Marsh Workforce Strategies Forums, these trends are one of the most significant issues facing employers today. With this in mind, it’s important to explore the challenges for workforces and employers around older workers to be able to create sustainable programs for them.

But first, it’s essential to unpack and debunk some of the common myths of an ageing workforce. The first is that older workers suffer more ill health and disease and experience more sickness-based absence than other workers.

Read the full article, How are you managing older workers?

*Australian Bureau of Statistics, (2002), Labour, Hours and Work Patterns, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Canberra