WASHINGTON—AARP today released a new interactive digital platform, Growing with Age, to equip global employers with tools, research, and resources to help them recognize the benefits of, build support for, and embrace multigenerational workforces. The online initiative builds on the work of the Living, Learning, and Earning Longer Collaborative Initiative, a partnership between AARP, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to identify, share, and promote inclusive, age-diverse workplace practices from around the world.
“As people live, learn, and earn longer, AARP is committed to working with businesses to help them reap the benefits of a multigenerational workforce where people can continue to work for as long as they need or want to,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “We are thrilled to launch this new digital platform with the World Economic Forum and OECD to continue helping employees and businesses thrive through workforces that maximize diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
Features of the Growing with Age platform include:
- A new employer assessment to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their age-specific diversity and inclusion initiatives;
- A Workforce Benchmarking Tool to help businesses better understand how their age-diverse efforts measure against other organizations. Employers can also download a tailored toolkit based on their results;
- Case studies from age-inclusive organizations around the globe; and
- Recent research from AARP and other organizations to help employers build, support and sustain multigenerational workforces.
Jenkins announced the new platform at a virtual event today entitled “The Benefits of a Multigenerational Workforce: Living, Learning and Earning Longer” with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría, WEF President Børge Brende, and moderator Steve Forbes. OECD also announced a new report, with support from AARP, which examines age-diverse teams and their impact on increased productivity, long-term competitive growth, and organizational resilience. The report found that age-inclusive policies are good for business, increasing productivity, employee engagement and the bottom line.
A recent AARP survey showed that 83% of global business leaders recognize that multigenerational workforces are key to the growth and long-term success of their companies. However, the study, which surveyed nearly 6,000 employers in 36 countries, showed that more than half (53%) of employers do not yet include age as a factor in their company’s diversity and inclusion policies.
To learn more, visit www.aarp.org/growingwithage.
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AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering people 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With a nationwide presence and nearly 38 million members, AARP strengthens communities and advocates for what matters most to families: health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also produces the nation's largest circulation publications: AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.