Australia’s population is getting older, and this ageing population is predicted to create both challenges and opportunities for organisations. Still, many Australian companies have been slow to engage with the realities of an ageing workforce.
This has led to the creation of the Ageing Workforce Ready project. The project is an innovative collaboration between Australia’s largest super fund, AustralianSuper, and, work-life transition experts Transitioning Well.
The project is being funded by WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund with the aim to promote and protect the mental health and wellbeing of older workers. WorkSafe Victoria is leading the way in supporting organisations to focus on work-related stress as a way to decrease employee stress for two crucial reasons.
Firstly – addressing work-related factors helps treat the root cause of an issue rather than just addressing the symptoms, and secondly – they help establish preventative and proactive techniques for safeguarding the wellbeing of older workers.