A strategy for an age diverse workforce – why?

Are you sitting on the sidelines of the conversation about the value of older workers? Or, are you waiting for another organisation to reveal the ‘why’ before you do something? Perhaps you have a gut feel that there’s an opportunity or untapped human resource that would be beneficial to your organisation, but have no budget/executive leadership team support/motivation for a small initial initiative to  demonstrate value. If this is you, check out our latest infographic that quickly summarises how older people contribute to business growth.

 

 

                                                                                                                                               

Additionally … You may be interested in our Founder and CEO Catherine Rickwood’s recent TEDx talk on why retirement is redundant. Or perhaps you’d like to watch this video on the benefits of age inclusion.

 

Infographic Sources:

https://www.hrmonline.ca/hr-news/recruitment/the-roi-on-hiring-older-employees-245085.aspx

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/20/health/research/20brai.html

https://hbr.org/2018/07/research-the-average-age-of-a-successful-startup-founder-is-45

https://www.brighthr.com/brightbase/topic/culture-and-performance/staff-turnover/employee-turnover-costs

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006) Labour Mobility Survey, Cat. No. 6209.0.

https://www.hrmonline.ca/hr-news/recruitment/the-roi-on-hiring-older-employees-245085.aspx

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/young-people-twice-as-likely-to-take-a-sick-day-than-older-workers-10248612.html

Australian Bureau of Statistics (2006) National Health Survey: Summary of Results, 2004-05 Cat. No. 4364.0.

https://theconversation.com/five-stereotypes-about-older-workers-debunked-99954

https://theconversation.com/five-stereotypes-about-older-workers-debunked-99954

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/10224703/Older-workers-more-reliable-study-finds.html

https://www.wired.com/insights/2014/05/employers-must-learn-creativity-just-young/

https://ourplace.co/myth-busted-older-workers-just-tech-savvy-younger-ones-says-new-survey/

https://www.yellow.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Yellow-Social-Media-Report-2018-Consumer.pdf

https://www.recode.net/2016/10/18/12427494/old-aging-high-tech

 

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