05 Nov '11, 9am

Employers should help older workers stay healthy

Employers should make the workplace more inclusive and relevant to older workers, said Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, on Friday. Madam Lim Wee Pan, 67, (above) is the oldest worker at medicated oil manufacturer Haw Par. -- PHOTO: FRANCIS ONG By Amanda Tan Employers should make the workplace more inclusive and relevant to older workers, said Minister of State for Health Amy Khor, on Friday. Her call comes ahead of the Re-employment Law, which will kick in next year. Under the law, companies will be required to offer full-time workers who turn 62 a chance to be re-employed until the age of 65. One way employers can help their older staff is to invest in preventive health programmes, which can improve their productivity. They can also redesign human resource policies to include flexible work options, or leverage on technology to make physical work less strenuous for t...

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