Older workers, like other age groups, look for employment that’s personally meaningful, flexible, intellectually stimulating and sociable, according to a new report on what older workers value.
Mature employees, according to the Centre for Ageing Better report, are more likely to stay in the workforce if they think that their contribution matters, their employer supports them and their needs are taken seriously.
Health has the biggest effect on their decision to continue working, more so than job satisfaction or job quality. Some, as a result, will place greater value on flexibility at work, adjustments or part-time working hours.
For more ways companies can support a sense of work-life balance for employees — along with other findings — download the “Fulfilling work: What do older workers value about work and why?” report.