Since our founding in 2005, the Center has successfully collaborated with business leaders and their representatives in employer engaged research—scholarly investigations, outreach campaigns, and learning circles, to facilitate organizational efforts to adapt to shifting workforce age demographics. For us, this means a commitment to translating evidence-based research for the workplace as well as linking the knowledge, experience, and desires of practitioners to the design of research studies.
Success is mutual and collaborative. Employers benefit from the opportunity to step back from the short-term, market-driven business world and consider the long-term implications from an evidence-based perspective. The center accelerates employer understanding and decision-making through focused collaborations that lead from awareness of how age-related factors make a difference to concrete practical action.
Employers can participate in our research in several capacities, including: advising research questions and design, providing site access for data collection, and participating in case studies and interviews.
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Workforce Benchmarking Tool
The Workforce Benchmarking Tool, developed jointly by AARP and the Boston College Center on Aging and Work, is designed to help you benchmark your management strategies and corporate culture against those of similar organizations. The tool questions take 10 minutes or less to complete. Based on your responses, the tool rates your workforce practices in eight areas and provides practical next steps via a customized set of relevant tipsheets.
Employer Solutions for Family Caregivers
This educational module, developed jointly by AARP and the Boston College Center on Aging and Work, 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.