As people live longer, the pressures that our aging society will have on increasingly scarce resources will become more strained. The impacts of raising the age of retirement, for individuals and businesses, are yet to be fully understood. Accommodating the needs of older workers to enable them to continue to contribute within the workforce poses a key challenge for individuals and for employers. The impact of long-term health conditions or lack of skills required for changing technologies or employment practices need to be thought through and acted on long before they happen.
By providing a deeper understanding, through evidence-based analysis, The Work Foundation is leading debate on the issues surrounding our aging workforce; the retention of skills, knowledge and the ability to provide benefits of longer and fulfilling working lives for individuals and employers alike.