The constant and evolving organisational landscape often sees organisations face a plethora of challenges to keep up, maintain relevance and competitive advantage. With Australia’s population ageing and facing retirement, a number of conflicts present themselves to the workplace including:

  • Australian businesses are facing the task of retaining talent, maintaining knowledge, and key skills and subsequently performance and workplace productivity in a tight labour market and
  • Age discrimination (unfortunately) is still evident, in particular during recruitment drives, with mature candidates often being overlooked for their younger counterparts.

It is an organisations best interest to ensure its leaders play a key role in retaining knowledge and skills from more mature employees, whilst recognising the benefits of hiring mature employees.

Some initiatives to do this include:an-ageing-workforce-18112016-1

For further information on what your organisation could do to retain mature workers and reduce stereotypes, please contact Eva and her team via Email: eva@nurturehrconsulting.com.au or Phone: 02 43 125 120.

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