08 Sep '11, 3pm

Make better use of older workers: Halimah: SINGAPORE: Today's older workers hit middle age and beyond in better

SINGAPORE: Today's older workers hit middle age and beyond in better condition compared to the past, and employers should note this and not unconsciously apply past norms. Minister of State for Community Development, Youth and Sports Halimah Yacob said this on Thursday on the sidelines of an award ceremony recognising older workers. Madam Halimah said by maintaining their physical fitness and mental well-being, older workers can continue to make valuable contributions. As such, it would be worthwhile for employers to keep them, as they can mentor and coach younger workers. Madam Halimah also had five recommendations to make the workplace age-friendly for older workers. These include job redesign, reviewing policies and practices, and building good intergenerational workplace relations. Asked if uncertainties in the global economy will affect hiring of older workers, Madam ...

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