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June 17, 2019

Global Labor and Employment Law Strategic Topics (2019 Edition #1)

 In this edition: Ageism and the Workplace

We are living longer, eating healthier, exercising regularly and enjoying a more active lifestyle into our 80s and beyond.

Based on the foregoing, companies need to devise strategies to manage the ageing workforce. Some of the key challenges are:

  • How do we create a workplace which both attracts and allows the ageing workforce to be productive?
  • How do we retain older workers while ensuring that younger talent can be promoted and given increased responsibilities?
  • How do we make sure every generation in the workplace contributes in the best way possible for the best performance of the company?
  • How to be “age-blind” - a true meritocracy regarding employees on a performance based system regardless of a person’s age?
  • How do we ensure a “soft landing” for elder workers?

These are many of the key challenges related to the aging workforce that employers are facing today.

In this edition of our EY Global Labor & Employment Law hot topics guide, we focus on ageism and the workplace.

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