The Aging Workforce and Disability Concerns

Cornell University has published an interesting report outlining employer concerns about: an aging workforce. Absence and Disability Management Practices for an Aging Workforce http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1320&context=edicollect As you can see by their chart below, there's reason for concern! For example. somebody still working at 73 has twice the likelihood of becoming disabled as an employee 10 years younger.


According to the report, concerned employers are looking at seven ways to manage this exposure:

  1. Flexibility
  2. Maintaining and enhancing benefits
  3. Wellness programming
  4. Safety checks
  5. Accommodation
  6. Stay-at-work and return-to-work programs
  7. Communication and recognition

If you have older employees. I encourage you to read the entire report. Most importantly, don't let older employees play dinosaur on you. Keep them sharpening their saw no matter what their age.

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