Most countries are looking to having a supply of older workers to help keep the economy going as their population ages and the number of younger workers dwindle.

In the UK, a recent study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development showed that the demand for workers to stay on the job beyond the age 65 will increase markedly in the next 15 years.

The majority of the older workers interviewed for the study said that did not plan to work past 65 under the current conditions. However, many did indicate that if employers allowed more flexibility in the job and if it wouldn’t have an adverse impact on their state pension, they would consider extending their working career.

As the UK government has set a target of having a million older workers by 2020. the report suggests that the government needs to support employers to adapt to the needs of the older worker.

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