With the publication today of a new government report on helping older workers remain in employment, a leading academic has warned that there is still much to be done to get businesses onboard with an ageing workforce. Dr Matt Flynn, Director of the Centre for Research into the Older Workforce at Newcastle University, has welcomed Dr Altmann’s report but says that the government needs to go further to end age discrimination and recognise the economic contribution older workers make.
Dr Flynn said:
“The government, unions and business groups must work together to put in place clear career pathways for older workers – especially those in physically demanding work – helping them transition into sustainable jobs that meet their financial and health needs, whilst ensuring that their value as mentors and teachers to the younger generation is fully appreciated.
“This is already being done to great effect in large public sector organisations like the NHS, but we need more proactive measures from policymakers and Big Business to create the markets for the invaluable skills and expertise older people can offer.”
The report, A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit, has been written by Dr Ros Altmann CBE, the government-appointed Business Champion for Older …Read More
Read more here:: ONREC.com News Feed