People are living longer at the same time that birth rates are declining. And that is moving savvy employers in the direction of older workers. Organizations with multigenerational workforces are more innovative and profitable than their peers. To attract older workers, employers must adopt policies and practices that make employees over 50 feel welcome and fit their priorities for later life. These resources make the case for age-friendly employers.

But how does a job seeker identify an age-friendly employer? This page features 10 Tips for Spotting Age-Friendly Employers as well as a list of 5 attributes the employers see in workers 50+. It also includes information about two initiatives that qualify and list age-friendly employers and recordings of Age-Friendly Employer Forums in which 3-4 employers are introduced to older job seekers and recognized for the steps they have taken to become age inclusive.

Contributed by:
Doug Dickson