Older employees should be supported in the workplace, says NICE.NICE – the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence – has updated its workplace guidance to include recommendations that will improve the health and wellbeing of older employees (people aged over 50).
New recommendations focusing on older employees include:
- Treat employees on an individual basis, avoiding stereotypes, such as the assumption that an older employee may find learning new tasks difficult or a younger employee is less dependable.
- Offer and encourage older employees to undertake training if their job role changes, or if they may have received education and training some years ago.
- Help older employees to access health and screening services, such as cervical screening and eye tests, and allow time off to attend appointments.
- Address key life stages or events that may affect an older employee, such as offering carer’s leave or flexible working to care for grandchildren or parents.
Report shared from Later Life AGEnda - Tony Watts OBE