Enabling fairer access to flexible working for older workers

Enabling fairer access to flexible working for older workers

Evaluating the pilot project.


8 October 2019

Evaluating the pilot project

As an organisation that actively supports older colleagues to continue working in ways that deliver benefits for them and the organisation, we are very pleased to have been commissioned by the Centre for Ageing Better, a What Works Centre, to evaluate a flexible working initiative which focuses on providing support to older workers aged over 50.

Flexible working is important for workers of all ages: it can help older workers balance caring responsibilities or personal health circumstances; enable a phased transition to retirement and is a key part of being an age-friendly employer.

The pilot project is being delivered by Timewise who have considerable experience in the area, working alongside Legal & General and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust. The project also aims to support organisations to develop a culture which acknowledges the value of older workers and the potential of flexible working which may lead to improved working lives and benefits including improved productivity and retention.

You can read more about the project here

Prof Georgie Parry-Crooke
Principal Consultant/Researcher, Tavistock Institute

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