We want workplaces to be age-friendly and inclusive of older workers.
We are supporting employers to adopt age-friendly practices for the benefit of individuals, employers and the economy.
Older workers are an important part of a successful workforce with evidence that mixed age teams are more productive in some tasks. Employers also benefit from retaining their most experienced people, reducing the risk they face of labour and skills shortages, and having a workplace that is fit for the future.
Enabling more people to be in fulfilling work for longer is a win-win for everyone – it also helps people who want to stay in work for longer and boosts the economy.
We have developed practical steps for employers to make workplaces age-friendly including flexible working, encouraging mid-life support, eliminating bias in recruitment and supporting people’s changing health needs.