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Center on Aging & Work and AARP release two new resources for employers

 

23 November 2015—The Center on Aging & Work, in collaboration with AARP, has launched two new resources for employers: the AARP Workforce Benchmarking Tool and Employer Solutions for Family Caregivers.

 

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The workforce is aging, and that can be good news for employers poised to leverage the skills and experience of the 50-plus worker — but are you prepared to make the most of your multigenerational workforce? The Center on Aging & Work, in collaboration with AARP, has launched two new resources to help employers navigate this changing landscape: the AARP Workforce Benchmarking Tool and Employer Solutions for Family Caregivers.

 

Workforce Benchmarking Tool

The Workforce Benchmarking Tool is designed to help you benchmark your management strategies and corporate culture against those of similar organizations. Drawing on data from the 2015 Talent Management Study by the Center on Aging and Work — a survey of more than 350 U.S. organizations about the age-friendliness of their talent management strategies, scope of benefits and top leadership commitment — the tool rates your workforce practices in eight areas against the national average and provides practical next steps, giving you a valuable baseline from which to build or improve your existing efforts to attract and support this valuable cohort. Click here to access the tool »

Employer Solutions for Family Caregivers

Today's workforce includes more than 23 million family caregivers, and that number is only projected to grow. Employer Solutions for Family Caregivers provides a practical overview of how to assess and provide a range of benefits and supports to the growing number of employees who are also caregivers, with information on business impact, current models, and what other employers are doing.  Downloadable tools, resources, and tip sheets are included.

Click here to access the module »

 

We welcome your feedback – for questions and suggestions on either of these resources, please contact Heather Tinsley-Fix at AARP (htinsley-fix@aarp.org) or Tay McNamara at Boston College (mcnamatd@bc.edu).