Older workers

Retaining older workers makes good business sense. The EEO Trust has released case studies of successful programmes put in place to retain experienced employees.

Smart organisations are redesigning work to retain older workers, according to a new guide for New Zealand employers wanting to recruit and retain mature employees.

The guide, Valuing Experience: a practical guide to recruiting and retaining older workers, provides information both on older worker’s rights and responsibilities and tips for employers. The new resource was produced by a group comprising the Human Rights Commission, the Retirement Commission, the EEO Trust, Business New Zealand, the CTU and the Canterbury Employers’ Chamber of Commerce.

– Valuing Experience (full report – PDF)
– 12 tips for employing older workers (poster – PDF)
– 10 top points from Valuing Experience (poster – PDF)

Read the media release by Hon Ruth Dyson, Minister for Social Development and Employment