Ageism sparks new calls for increased workplace flexibility
I read that as Singapore has a rapidly ageing population, ageism, both in the workplace and the area of recruitment, has resulted in new calls for increased flexibility from both employers and employees.
However this is not just a problem in Singapore as the tight labour market around the world means that as the working population continues to age, flexibility will be needed in order to keep older employees in positions appropriate to their skills and experience.
Ageing employees may need to consider accepting lower salaries and employers may need to consider the experience and dependability that largely comes with older talent.
Ageism will be best combatted by judging prospective employees on their ability to adapt, learn, maintain high levels of productivity and make a positive contribution to workplace culture.
Specialised recruitment companies such as International Recruitment ensure all clients are connected with the best possible people for the role.
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