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Older Workers Wooed by Flexible Schedules —

4 April 2012—— Does your company offer flexible work options for older employees? Would you like to see more such options in your office? A new report could help your managers see the light.

The study —Flex Strategies to Attract, Engage and Retain Older Workers— comes from the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. In 2011, the center launched a project of the same name to help determine, among other questions, whether companies are developing flexible work options for older employees, what shape these options are taking, and whether they’re successful.

The new report features case studies involving three organizations – Central Baptist Hospital in Lexington, Ky.; Marriott International; and MITRE Corp. – and concludes, among other findings, that employers can and should offer a wide variety of “flexibility” options to make the best use of older workers’ talents and help build a “healthy and effective workplace.”

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