Prepare to Embrace Experience

August 22, 2017

We explore how UK businesses can adapt their hiring strategies to cater for the older workforce. The new reality is this: living longer means working longer. But what effect does this have on today’s workplace? Currently, 74% of older workers say that employers aren’t doing enough to recruit them, which, coupled with declining birth rates, is causing economists to predict a demographic ‘time bomb’. As more people age and retire, future generations will struggle to meet the needs of employers - unless something is done soon. To understand how employers and employees are adapting to the prospect of an ageing workforce, we spoke to HR decision makers and over 1,000 UK workers over the age of 55. In our report, we discuss the implications, as well as the methods that businesses can use to both attract and recruit older workers.

These include:

  • Conducting an age audit
  • Utilising older workers as mentors
  • Providing reverse mentoring
  • Tailoring your benefits to attract older workers
  • Upskilling and retraining

Find out how to put these recommendations into practice by downloading our Embracing Experience report.

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