The Profit of Good Health- Supporting Your Ageing Workforce
As our workforce continues to age, it is estimated that by 2030, workers aged 55-64 are expected to make up 30% or more of the total workforce. The official retirement age is increasing thus many workers are likely to face both longer working lives and longer exposure to hazards at work as well as a changing world of work e.g. flexible working arrangements, flexible working environment. To prevent higher incidents of ill health, efforts have been made to ensure safe and healthy working conditions through the whole working life.
There is strong evidence that work is good for physical and mental health and wellbeing. For healthy people of working age, work can be therapeutic. For example, work can reverse adverse health effects that have been associated with unemployment. All it takes is the right working conditions: a better quality of working life and wellbeing at work need to be ensured. Jobs should be safe and accommodating.
In a bid to work with local employers to offer support and guidance on such a topical issue, Doncaster’s Workplace Wellbeing Programme is hosting our annual Workplace Health Conference in October with the theme of Supporting Your Ageing Workforce. We have several speakers on the day delivering presentations on topical workplace issues including:-
- The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists- Musculoskeletal issues in the workplace
- The Sleep Geek- The impact that employees sleep has on the workplace and their health and wellbeing
- Home Instead- Employees and their carers responsibilities
- St Leger Homes- How they achieved the National Business in the Community (BITC) 2016 Responsible Business Award for their ground breaking work championing older people in the workplace.
A full programme for the event will be available closer to the date.