Managing a Mature Age Workforce
Australia is ageing. We are living longer. Every day in the media there is a news story talking about its impacts such as retirement savings and the spiralling cost of age pensions, aged care and healthcare. This impact is due to the very large component of the population born after WWII and before 1965.
What does this mean for your workplace?
It means a labour shortage is looming as baby boomers start to retire. It means that most probably your workforce is ageing too and that as your baby boomer staff start to retire, the odds are that most job candidates will be aged 45 – 65 years of age in an increasingly candidate short job market.
This means that businesses need to commence considering and planning to actively manage their mature age workforce to:
- Retain valuable employees
- Transition skills and knowledge to the next generation
- Retain a motivated and engaged workforce
- Encourage lifelong learning; and
- Manage work health and safety issues
This means a greater focus on workforce planning and knowing your workforce and their working and retirement intentions. This may in turn lead to a need to introduce or refine a number of HR and OHS policy and practices.
Attendance at this free workshop will enable participants to:
- Identify their organisation’s demographic profile
- Understand the legal requirements impacting mature age management issues including discrimination, right to request flexible work and workplace health and safety
- Identify HR, training and OHS actions relevant to your organisation, and;
- Create an Action Plan relevant to your organisation
Contact the AI Group to register to attend.