Research shows that people across the world are living longer. That means a workforce that skews older, too, as more adults work past the typical retirement age. But these older workers are facing one issue: ageism in the job market and the workplace. How can we ensure these older workers don’t get left behind?
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#1. Work in the era of no retirement.
The world’s overall population is skewing older and older as more adults are living longer. That means an aging workface, with many adults working well past the typical retirement age. In fact, older adults are the fastest-growing part of the American workforce. Two years from now, nearly 25% of the workforce will be 55 and older.
But they’re facing a key problem: ageism in the job market and workplace. Older workers do not cost more than younger workers. Older workers are not technology averse. And their longevity adds a lot of value to your workplace.
By recognizing older workers’ values, and changing upskilling and learning techniques, companies can create a thriving five-generation workforce. Read more at Harvard Business Review.