Redefining Retirement Info Hub

Welcome to the Info Hub!

This is our library of 3rd party resources that we identified on the topic of an aging workforce and retirement. We have designed the Info Hub to help employers, workers and the community. If you would like to recommend a resource for the Info Hub please contact info@workforcewindsoressex.com.

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Ageism
CARP's New Vision for Engaging Older Workers
This resource will explain how to better engage older Canadians into the Canadian workforce. The resource outlines the benefits of employing an older workers and lists the common barriers that are preventing older workers from entering the Canadian workforce so that employers can potentially address these barriers to employment.
4 pages · Origin: CARP
The Age Advantage
A short resource that outlines common potential advantages of hiring an older worker.
N/A pages · Origin: The Working Centre
Ageism in the Workplace
This episode of The Agenda with Steve Palkin examines ageism in the Canadian workplace and what employers and managements can do to foster the ongoing careers of older workers.
N/A pages · Origin: TVO
Benefits of Employing Older Workers
10 Advantages of Retaining and Hiring Older Workers: Lessons from NYC Small Business
100+ small New York City businesses share their staffing struggles and solutions. For many of these employers, older workers play an integral role in the business remaining successful and sustainable in a competitive marketplace. This resource summarizes what these 100+ small business have said about the benefits of employing older workers.
12 pages · Origin: Age Smart Employer
The Age Advantage
A short resource that outlines common potential advantages of hiring an older worker.
N/A pages · Origin: The Working Centre
Knowledge Transfer
Employer Toolkit: Guidance for Managers of Older Workers
This employer toolkit is a resource offering guidance to managers of older workers. The infromation available details how employers can better manage their workforce. This toolkit also includes information relating to the retention, retraining, and recruiting of older workers. Information is also included on a range of other topics including knowledge management and flexible working arrangements.
64 pages · Origin: Age Action Alliance (UK)
Managing and Sustaining an Aging Nursing Workforce
A blog entry from Eddy Ng, a PhD professor at Dalhousie University, reviewing a report on the opportunities of nursing collective agreements and how they can support an aging nurse workforce in Canada. This review shares the five key suggested strategies that were identified in the report that health care organizations can use to help sustain an aging workforce.
N/A pages · Origin: Psychology Today
Succession Planning: Retaining Skills and Knowledge in Your Workforce
In this publication, employers will find practical advice to help identify and develop internal talent and prevent the loss of important knowledge from their organizations. This advice comes from various resources, including Alberta organizations that have implemented many of the practices themselves.
32 pages · Origin: Government of Alberta
Multi-Generational Workforce
Older Workers Project: Employers Experiences
The report presents the main findings from the qualitative and quantitative exploratory study of employer experiences of the aging workforce in the mamufacturing and health care sectors in the Peterborough area during from 2010-2011. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges and opportunities confronted by organizations employing older workers, and navigating the challenges of a labour pool with a high average age relative to other regions in Ontario.
29 pages · Origin: Trent University
Managing and Sustaining an Aging Nursing Workforce
A blog entry from Eddy Ng, a PhD professor at Dalhousie University, reviewing a report on the opportunities of nursing collective agreements and how they can support an aging nurse workforce in Canada. This review shares the five key suggested strategies that were identified in the report that health care organizations can use to help sustain an aging workforce.
N/A pages · Origin: Psychology Today
Preparing for an Aging Workforce: Strategies, Templates, and Tools for HR Professionals
This guide comprises strategies, templates, and tools for dealing with an aging workforce based on the recommendations of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation's "The Aging Workforce" report, along with other resources. It also highlights findings from the "Preparing for an Aging Workforce Survey" of 1,913 HR professionals on their organizations' practices related to an aging workforce.
138 pages · Origin: Society for Human Resource Management
Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
This short report looks at the different work and communications styles of the four generations that make up today's workplace and how to manage their unique talents and needs. This report offers advice for multi-generational workforces for employers such as: unerstanding the respect and differences in work and communication styles; adapting training and development to different styles of learning; and more!
4 pages · Origin: Homewood Human Solutions
A Nurse's Guide to Intergenerational Diversity
This guide is an important step towards more comprehensive future work in the field of diversity in Canadian nursing. The primary focus of this guide is intergenerational diversity, but it is important to acknowledge the significance of other forms of diversity and their roles in the workplace. Many of the ideas presented in this guide are relevant and applicable to addressing issues of diversity in general.
44 pages · Origin: Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
Managing the Multigenerational Workplace
This paper: provides an overview of the five generation workplace, exploring each generation and the events that shaped their workplace attitudes and expectations; discusses the challenges Human Resources (HR) departments can anticipate in recruiting, retaining, and developoing these multigenerational workers; and offers tips to HR and talent management professionals to prepare their organizations to adjust to the "new normal" or their workplaces.
18 pages · Origin: University of North Carolina - Kenan-Flagler Business School
Age-Friendly Workplaces: A Self-Assessment Tool for Employers
Employers can use this simple self-assessment to find out of they offer a workplace that is attractive to older workers. Age-friendly workplaces are good for business, and good for employers and employees. Adopting age-friendly recruitment practices that attract applicants over 50 years of age enables employers to draw on a wider pool of talent. Employers that retain older workers are retaining experience, corporate knowledge, productivity and diversity in their workplaces.
8 pages · Origin: Federal/Provinicial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors
Recruitment/Retention of Older Workers
Older Worker Resource Kit for Employers
This kit will help employers to maximize the many benefits of having older, more experienced workers in their workforce and will also help them to recruit older workers. This kit includes information on: best practices with respect to the engagement of older workers in the labour force; how best to recruit older workers; and programs that exist to support older workers.
36 pages · Origin: North Superior Training Board: Employment Ontario
A Guide to Managing an Aging Workforce
This toolkit is for employers, managers, and supervisors who are interested in learning more about health and safety isses in the workplace as they apply to older workers. It will help employers: consider simple changes in the work environment to keep aging workers safe, healthy, and productive; learn how to reduce the shortage of skilled workers by keeping mature workers employed; and understand how a safe and healthy work environment benefits workers of all ages.
46 pages · Origin: Government of Alberta
Benefits of a Supportive Development Climate for Older Workers
Employers may find this resource useful in order to create a supportive development climate and retain older workers. This resource will inform employers on the importance of fostering older workers' development oreientation and ensuring that their work assignments provide opportunities to learn new knowledge and skills.
3 pages · Origin: University of Windsor
CARP's New Vision for Engaging Older Workers
This resource will explain how to better engage older Canadians into the Canadian workforce. The resource outlines the benefits of employing an older workers and lists the common barriers that are preventing older workers from entering the Canadian workforce so that employers can potentially address these barriers to employment.
4 pages · Origin: CARP
Employing Older Workers: Promising Practices
Employers will want to review this resource for its following contents: the employer benefits of hiring older workers; understanding what older workers want in respect to employment; and how to become an age-friendly employer.
4 pages · Origin: Age Friendly Network: Edmonton
Employer Toolkit: Guidance for Managers of Older Workers
This employer toolkit is a resource offering guidance to managers of older workers. The infromation available details how employers can better manage their workforce. This toolkit also includes information relating to the retention, retraining, and recruiting of older workers. Information is also included on a range of other topics including knowledge management and flexible working arrangements.
64 pages · Origin: Age Action Alliance (UK)
The WorkBC Employer's Toolkit: A Resource for British Columbia Businesses
This toolkit is provided by the Ministry of Economic Development in British Columbia to supply businesses with the necessary tools and resources to ensure thay are properly equipped to attract, retain, and most importantly, engage their employees. By using this resource, employers can develop a range of strategies to help address current and upcoming labour shortages.
20 pages · Origin: Government of British Columbia
Flex Strategies to Attract, Engage, and Retain Older Workers
Find out more about issues related to our aging workforces. This report addresses may common questions about issues related to aging workforces. Find out how the research and interviews conducted as part of this project addressed the questions about issues related to aging workforces and settled on four main discoveries: workplace flexibility strategy, in general, is not formally defined; issues that formed the business case for flexilibity are broad; organizations should take the dimensions that influence the perceptions of age into account in their efforts to develop promising flexibility practices; and innovative practices address the concerns of managers.
31 pages · Origin: The Sloan Center on Aging & Work: Boston College
Job-Related Training of Older Workers
This resource will be helpful to employers who are interested on how to effectively train an aging workforce. This study attempt to address the following research questions: are there differences in the participation rate in job-related training activities between older (55 to 64) and core-age (25 to 54) employees; are certain older workers more likely to participate in employer-supported job training than others; and how has the participation of older workers in employer-supported training changed over time?
13 pages · Origin: Statistics Canada
Ageism in the Workplace
This episode of The Agenda with Steve Palkin examines ageism in the Canadian workplace and what employers and managements can do to foster the ongoing careers of older workers.
N/A pages · Origin: TVO
Managing and Sustaining an Aging Nursing Workforce
A blog entry from Eddy Ng, a PhD professor at Dalhousie University, reviewing a report on the opportunities of nursing collective agreements and how they can support an aging nurse workforce in Canada. This review shares the five key suggested strategies that were identified in the report that health care organizations can use to help sustain an aging workforce.
N/A pages · Origin: Psychology Today
The Aging Workforce: Succession Planning and Retention
This webpage report reviews tips on succession planning and how to make the most of an aging workforce. It identifies common succession planning concerns and how to address these, as well as how to capitalize on older workers.
N/A pages · Origin: HR Daily Advisor
Preparing for an Aging Workforce: Strategies, Templates, and Tools for HR Professionals
This guide comprises strategies, templates, and tools for dealing with an aging workforce based on the recommendations of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation's "The Aging Workforce" report, along with other resources. It also highlights findings from the "Preparing for an Aging Workforce Survey" of 1,913 HR professionals on their organizations' practices related to an aging workforce.
138 pages · Origin: Society for Human Resource Management
The Twin Threats of Aging and Automation
This report finds that across several major economies, older workers are at mid-to-high risk of being displaced by automation. This report also emphasizes that older workers tend to face unique difficulties in the labour market – such as high long-term unemployment and age discrimination – and so are prone to particularly harsh fallouts from displacement by new technologies. Concerted efforts on the part of governments and companies to devise strategies for encouraging and accommodating the older worker will be crucial in the coming decades.
34 pages · Origin: Marsh & McLennan Companies: Global Risk Center
Age-Friendly Workplaces: A Self-Assessment Tool for Employers
Employers can use this simple self-assessment to find out of they offer a workplace that is attractive to older workers. Age-friendly workplaces are good for business, and good for employers and employees. Adopting age-friendly recruitment practices that attract applicants over 50 years of age enables employers to draw on a wider pool of talent. Employers that retain older workers are retaining experience, corporate knowledge, productivity and diversity in their workplaces.
8 pages · Origin: Federal/Provinicial/Territorial Ministers Responsible for Seniors
Succession Planning
Older Workers Project: Employers Experiences
The report presents the main findings from the qualitative and quantitative exploratory study of employer experiences of the aging workforce in the mamufacturing and health care sectors in the Peterborough area during from 2010-2011. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges and opportunities confronted by organizations employing older workers, and navigating the challenges of a labour pool with a high average age relative to other regions in Ontario.
29 pages · Origin: Trent University
The Aging Workforce: Succession Planning and Retention
This webpage report reviews tips on succession planning and how to make the most of an aging workforce. It identifies common succession planning concerns and how to address these, as well as how to capitalize on older workers.
N/A pages · Origin: HR Daily Advisor
Preparing for an Aging Workforce: Strategies, Templates, and Tools for HR Professionals
This guide comprises strategies, templates, and tools for dealing with an aging workforce based on the recommendations of the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) Foundation's "The Aging Workforce" report, along with other resources. It also highlights findings from the "Preparing for an Aging Workforce Survey" of 1,913 HR professionals on their organizations' practices related to an aging workforce.
138 pages · Origin: Society for Human Resource Management
Succession Planning: Retaining Skills and Knowledge in Your Workforce
In this publication, employers will find practical advice to help identify and develop internal talent and prevent the loss of important knowledge from their organizations. This advice comes from various resources, including Alberta organizations that have implemented many of the practices themselves.
32 pages · Origin: Government of Alberta
Human Capital Management - The Need for Succession Planning in Smaller Municipalities
The purpose of this report is to provide smaller municipalities with a succession planning "how to" guidebook so that municipal staff can easily initiate and formally adopt succession planning activities within their respective municipality.
23 pages · Origin: Municipality of Hastings Highlands
Succession Planning
This section of the Government of New Brunswick website is dedicated to defining succession planning and includes an overview of succesion planning, common benefits associated with succession planning, and a five step process for properly facilitating succession planning within a business/organization.
N/A pages · Origin: Government of New Brunswick - Treasury Board
Succession Planning for Health Care Organizations and Recruiters
Succession planning for physicians is a dynamic, ongoing process, which supports the continuity of patient care and is an important element of an overall recruitment strategy. This module has been written to provide health-care organizations and community recruiters with a toolkit to address needs that arise when physicians transition out of practice. The guide will help organizations and recruiters develop a picture of local physician human resources needs now and into the future, and create and execute a plan to address those needs.
29 pages · Origin: HealthForce Ontario
Workplace Health & Safety
PROergonomics Webinar: Aging Workforce Means Greater Need for Ergonomics
This webinar will help employers identify areas of their employees' jobs that have greater ergonomic risks, and discuss effective strategies to allow your aging workforce to perform their jobs safer, for longer.
N/A pages · Origin: PROergonomics Inc.
Employer Toolkit: Guidance for Managers of Older Workers
This employer toolkit is a resource offering guidance to managers of older workers. The infromation available details how employers can better manage their workforce. This toolkit also includes information relating to the retention, retraining, and recruiting of older workers. Information is also included on a range of other topics including knowledge management and flexible working arrangements.
64 pages · Origin: Age Action Alliance (UK)
A Guide to Managing an Aging Workforce
This toolkit is for employers, managers, and supervisors who are interested in learning more about health and safety isses in the workplace as they apply to older workers. It will help employers: consider simple changes in the work environment to keep aging workers safe, healthy, and productive; learn how to reduce the shortage of skilled workers by keeping mature workers employed; and understand how a safe and healthy work environment benefits workers of all ages.
46 pages · Origin: Government of Alberta
Aging and Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD): Strategies for Older Workers
Employers should view this resources to consider strategies for healthy aging to address aging workforces. This report should especially appeal to employers in the industrial sector, as MSDs are often disorders that burden all industrial sectors. This report will provide strategies for creating environments that support healthy aging that can be adapted for workplaces.
3 pages · Origin: University of Waterloo
What Employers Can Do to Keep Older Workers Safe and Healthy
This one-page document will help employers stay in tune with their older workers' physical health and well-being. This is an effective way to prevent injury and illness in the workplace.
1 pages · Origin: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Older Workers Project: Employers Experiences
The report presents the main findings from the qualitative and quantitative exploratory study of employer experiences of the aging workforce in the mamufacturing and health care sectors in the Peterborough area during from 2010-2011. The purpose of the study was to identify the challenges and opportunities confronted by organizations employing older workers, and navigating the challenges of a labour pool with a high average age relative to other regions in Ontario.
29 pages · Origin: Trent University
Enabling Healthy and Productive Work
This report is the result of work done at a roundtable of key stakeholders to seek input on design of a Work and Health Inititative. One of the topics discussed in this report is older workers. This report addresses issues such as how to bridge a growing generational gap between younger and older workers, how to make older workers feel more valued at work, how to address rapidly changing technology, and more.
46 pages · Origin: The Conference Board of Canada
Health Issues Related to Older Workers
A PowerPoint presentation to ensure employers are more aware of the workplace health issues that older workers often experience and advice on how to address these issues.
N/A pages · Origin: The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research
Managing Safety for Older Workers
A short video that gives a high-level interview of how to properly accommodate older workers into a company's workforce, with focus on workplace safety policy, training, and proper employee equipment/working techniques.
N/A pages · Origin: Canadian HR Reporter TV
Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce
This short report looks at the different work and communications styles of the four generations that make up today's workplace and how to manage their unique talents and needs. This report offers advice for multi-generational workforces for employers such as: unerstanding the respect and differences in work and communication styles; adapting training and development to different styles of learning; and more!
4 pages · Origin: Homewood Human Solutions
Healthy Work in an Ageing Europe: Strategies and Instruments for Prolonging Working Life
This paper consists of two parts. The first depicts the demographic context and the status of ageing workers, and the second portrays the measures that can be taken to help improve the status of this group of workers. It focuses on activities and tools available at company level for prolonging working life.
76 pages · Origin: European Network for Workplace Health Promotion
The Aging Workforce in Canada
This inforgraphic illustrates why older workers can be beneficial to an organization, and what workplaces can do to ensure that they stay healthy and safe on the job, keeping in mind that a well-designed, well-organized workplace benefits everyone, regardless of age.
N/A pages · Origin: Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety
Fast Fact: The Aging Workforce - Decreasing the Impact
This Public Services Health & Safety Association (PSHSA) Fast Fact provides an overview of aging vs healthy aging, how possible physical and cognitive changes are loosely associated with a person’s age in years, an understanding of what is the functional ability of an individual and how the employer can influence the functional ability of their workers with supporting aging workforce policies. This information aims to guide an employer in effectively managing the possible impact an Aging Workforce may have on an organization.
4 pages · Origin: Public Services Health & Safety Association
Business of Aging: Wellness Solutions for Our Aging Workforce
The purpose of this paper is to present the case for employers to take action on employee wellness, and to provide them with a showcase of Canadian innovations to help their employees prevent or manage chronic disease, thereby keeping them healthy and effective throughout their careers.
17 pages · Origin: MaRS Discovery District
What Workers Can Do to Keep Themselves Safe and Healthy
A one-page document on helpful tips for workers and how to stay safe and healthy in the workplace.
1 pages · Origin: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
Resources for Job Seekers
Looking for a Job as an Older Worker
Helpful tips and advice on how to look for a job as an older worker in Canada, including information on topics such as: networking; job boards; working as a consultant; employment programs; your rights as an older worker; and more additonal resources.
9 pages · Origin: Vancouver Public Library
Top Employers for Canadians Over 40
A list of the 2019 winners of the Top Employers for Canadians Over 40 competition. This tool allows a jobseeker the capability to look for specific types of job roles by job title or keyword, or by province, at one of the top-100 employers for Canadians over the age of 40.
N/A pages · Origin: Mediacorp Canada Inc.
Workplace Health & Safety
What Workers Can Do to Keep Themselves Safe and Healthy
A one-page document on helpful tips for workers and how to stay safe and healthy in the workplace.
1 pages · Origin: Workplace Safety & Prevention Services
General Research
The Impact of Aging on Labour Market Participation Rates
A Statistics Canada research report on the impact of aging workforces on labour market participation rates. Statistics show that aging workforces are causing the Canadian participation rate to fall could potentially continue to fall in the future.
12 pages · Origin: Statistics Canada
Older Workers Stampede into the Labour Market
This short report highlights statistics from Canada's aging labour force and highlights the growing importance of older workers in Canada's overall labour force.
3 pages · Origin: TD Economics
Multi-Generational Workforce
How Deep is the Digital Divide? ICT Literacy and the Role of Assistive Technology in Helping Older Workers
As the Canadian economy becomes increasingly knowledge-based and technology-driven, older workers who struggle with computers and other technologies may find themselves less employable. By understanding the ICT literacy skills of older workers, we can develop strategies to help older workers retain their current jobs, gain new jobs, or use assistive technologies more effectively.
6 pages · Origin: Research on Aging Policies and Practice: University of Alberta
Ensuring Older Canadians are Supported in the Workplace
This policy brief outlines ways to better accommodate the needs of older Canadian workers, including those who may be balancing caregiving duties while at work. A number of issues affecting older Canadian workers are addressed and potential solutions to these issues are provided in this report.
17 pages · Origin: National Senior Strategy
This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario