Established in 2001, the Centre is an international leader in researching the economic and social consequences of workforce ageing. It undertakes research and provides specialised consultancy services to industry
Screeching to a Halt: Growth in the Working-Age Population Source: Deloitte Research/UN Population Division (http://esa.un.org/unpp/) It’s 2008: Do You Know Where Your Talent Is? Why Acquisition and Retention Strategies Don’t Work, p.6 From Tamara Erickson Concourse Group Mexico Brazil India China South Australia Canada USA NED Spain France UK Russia Italy Japan Germany Korea 1970-2010 2010-2050
Health & Community Services Workforce Profile All industries EMPLOYMENT 1 108 800 (10%) 10 559 800 Employment growth in last 5 years 17.3 % 12.7% Aged 45 years or older NILS 2008 estimates -60% residential care -70% community care workers 42% 28% Female 79% 45% Working part-time 46% 37% Employed outside state capital cities Source: Australian Jobs 2008, DEEWR 37% 37%
Population ageing has led to concern about the sustainability of pension systems and labour supply, with increasing emphasis on prolonging work lives.
But to achieve this many hurdles need to be overcome.
Occupational health and safety data ‘ Many managers see “ageing workforce” issues as intractable problems that are not worth addressing. They believe that most of the injuries sustained (and claims lodged) are the result of a lifetime of accumulated wear and tear, and that nothing we do today will have sufficient impact to warrant the cost.’ Munk, Congdon and Macdonald, in Promotion of Workability - Towards Productive Ageing , Kumashiro (ed) 2009 Taylor Francis
Basic problem and basic solution: relationship between human resources and work demands
Health protection and promotion and workplace design
Redeploying older workers
Employment exit and the transition to retirement.
Source: Naegele, G & Walker, A, 2006, A Guide to Good Practice in Age Mangement, European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions, Office for the Official Publications of the European Communities, Luxembourg
n = 636 Finnish female home care workers aged 19 -62
Results of interventions Promotion of Workability: integration of actions Modified by Dr Richenhagen, 2003
So, why use the Workability model? Proven, evidence-based concept based on research Integrated approach reflects the interaction between individual resources and work factors Model invites and supports collaboration & offers an holistic life course approach Quality assurance - model facilitates & evaluates progress in quest for continuous improvement
Who & what is METEOR ? Contact Associate Professor Libby Brooke Email [email_address] Web www.meteorworkability.com.au