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Category: Age Initiatives, age
The population is ageing: according to population predictions, half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years old by 2030. This will undoubtedly have an impact on how we work and how we look for jobs. And, importantly, how we think about age diversity in the workplace. The change is already happening. We’re seeing companies become more age diverse, with up to five generations working alongside each other.
As a jobseeker that’s good news, however old you are. We understand:
Age-diverse workplaces can be very lively and thoughtful places to be. We know that generations have different ways of making sense of the world. And that’s the result of coming of age in different social, political, economic and technological contexts. This means there are many different ways of approaching problems and decisions. This diversity of thought can be leveraged for business success.
Jobs for older persons
The approaching demographic change, as the workforce ages, works well for everyone involved. Researchers say that between 2012 and 2022, there will be a 7.5 million person skills gap in the UK economy. That means retention of older workers will be vital. For employers, focusing on supporting workers to remain in the business brings increased loyalty and improved productivity.
On the other side, training and developing the next generation of workers can bring new ideas to a business. And a different perspective on how to explore and manage the issues facing an organisation. Changing the dynamic in a workplace can also help an employer to gain a greater insight into a new customer market.
Tips for finding an age-inclusive company
If you want to find a supportive age-inclusive employer:
We believe in working together to build a better working world. If you’re interested in finding a job with a socially responsible employer that cares about their workforce, search our database of available jobs today.