Retain valuable skillsets
According to a recent study by the Economist Intelligence Unit, nearly three quarters of senior executives think the number of over 60s they employ will ‘increase significantly’ by 2020. Changes to the state pension and advances in healthcare will mean that people either can, or will have to, work later into their lives. This presents employers with both an immediate and a long term challenge. The number of older workers in the workforce is going up, but as they retire they will take a valuable skills pool with them. HR professionals are in the perfect position to guide their employers both with regards to recruitment and workplace wellbeing, and ensure that employers make the most of the opportunities the ageing workforce present.