The Australian workforce is greatly transforming with mature workers now retiring later and considering career changes. The average retirement age is being pushed back and older Australians are participating in the workforce. This might not appear obvious at first. However, Australia is managing an ageing workforce. It is predicted that a quarter of Australians will be 65 years or older by 2050 (Australian Human Rights Commission). This shift in demographic can bring new challenges and opportunities to the workplace. Organisations have legal obligations to monitor the health of workers and implement strategies to support them when they know or ought reasonably to have known of a worker’s physical and psychological conditions or difficulty within the workplace.
Workplace Risk support employers to take a new approach to the ageing workforce including;