NDA Findings 22

Working Late: Strategies to Enhance Productive and Healthy Environments for the Older Workforce

Cheryl Haslam, Loughborough University

Finding Synopsis

By 2020 over a third of the UK workforce will be aged over 50. It is now essential to facilitate extended working lives by promoting health in the workplace. Working Late investigated the policy issues associated with later life working and developed interventions and design solutions to promote health, productivity and quality of working life of older people. The research involved a mixed methods approach comprising: focus groups, interviews, surveys and interventions. The project was underpinned by user engagement involving agencies, employers and older workers to guide the research process.

 

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