The Encore Network has launched a new resource to help employers engage older workers. Over the past 10 years, research has made a compelling case for the value of older workers, yet many employers could do more to realize that value.
This is partly because the research comes from scattered sources and, until now, has not been organized into an easy-to-use format. The Age-Friendly Employers Guide solves that problem, presenting a summary of key information with links to resources that enable a deeper dive. The Guide can be found on the Encore Network Resource Page or accessed here.
The Encore Network is a coalition of leaders who champion the civic, social and economic contributions of people 50+ by creating community, stimulating learning and inspiring action to transform the encore stage of life.
This new guide summarizes the policies and practices that age-friendly employers are putting into place and the benefits they are gaining as a result. We hope this will encourage all employers to take similar actions, rethinking and reshaping their approach to older workers with a goal of becoming intentionally age-friendly.