multigenerational & older workers
There are many reasons for employers to consider how to respond to the unique needs and requirements of workers in every generation, including those nearing/ post retirement and those just entering the workforce. iwin conducts research on how and where the needs of businesses and the needs of a multigenerational workforce intersect.
the kentucky aging workforce study
Principal Investigator: Meredith Wells-Lepley, Ph.D., iwin
Co-Principal Investigator: Jennifer E. Swanberg, Ph.D., iwin
Co-Principal Investigator: Lisa Williams, MSSW, iwin
Research indicates that while two-thirds of older adults plan to work well into retirement age, there is significant under and unemployment among older workers in the state despite the fact that 23% of Kentucky's population will be over 50 by 2020. Workforce development systems are ill-prepared to assist older adults seeking employment. UK iwin and NIOSH have conducted a study of Kentucky employers to gain a better understanding of the issues and challenges they face as their workforce ages. The primary focus was on:
. current practices and policies employers use related to employee safety, health and engagement;
. needs employers expect to have as the population continues to age; and
. promising practices for creating healthy and productive workplaces for older workers.