This post follows well on the last post entitled Changing Places!
This Report, commissioned by the Centre for Better Ageing (UK) and undertaken by the Institute for Employment Studies (Brighton), presents the workplace and job-related factors that make employment fulfilling for older workers, offering insights into both the attitudes of older workers and the implications for employers.
Guidance is offered on what employers can do to support older workers, asserting that understanding what older workers want is the first step in helping employers, policy-makers and others to create age-friendly workplace.
The report is split into three broad sections covering older workers’ attitudes towards different aspects of work:
- Work content – what older workers value about their job roles and tasks.
- Work culture – outlines how older workers consider work fulfilling if certain behaviours, management styles and values are presented by employers.
- Workplace adjustments – offers practical steps that employers can take to make their workplaces more age-friendly.