Adapting work to an ageing workforce
Synonyms: Protecting older workers
Retaining elderly employees
Context: Older workers have valuable experience and capacities to offer, and often wish to continue in employment if appropriate opportunities are provided. Demographic changes are encouraging many enterprises, particularly in the industrialized countries, to adopt policies and programmes aimed at retaining older workers, and especially those with high skill levels.
Implementation: ILO has provided recommendations to: modify the forms of work organization, and working time which lead to stress in elderly workers; adapt the job and its content through improve technologies and ergonomic principles, so as to preserve health, prevent accidents and maintain working capacity.
Subjects: ElderlyHuman resourcesWorkEmployeesWorkersProtection
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies