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Flexibility and the Aging Workforce |Symmetra

13 February 2014—Center's research was mentioned on www.symmetra.com.au

Australian organisations, which are at the cutting edge of strategic workforce planning, are looking at these trends and seeking ways to manage this shift. The challenge is to create workplaces where mature age workers remain engaged in a meaningful way and are valued for their skills and experiences.

To meet this challenge requires building on inclusive leadership practices for diversity to be fully leveraged and stereotypes associated with older employees to be addressed and having a flexible work culture is considered to be key to underpinning the engagement of mature employees[5].

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[5] The Sloan Center on Ageing & Work at Boston College (2012): Flex Strategies to Attract, Engage & Retain Older Workers (Can be downloaded here)

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