How to Encourage Older People to Remain in Paid Employment
WSO World Management Center
Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty Office (FBL)
This article reports the findiogs of a focus group discussion by 33 people from 5 countries to answer the question of "How do we encourage older people to remain in paid employment?" This focus group discussion was conducted at the World Safety Organization Roundtable XIII atthe request of the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The following factors were identified. Consider older people's skills and abilities, ergonomic factors and individual differences, return to work afterretirement, educational needs of older employees, motivation, the role of govermnent legislation and offering older people contract work. Recommendations based on these themes were submitted to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and are iocluded io this article.