Eurostat figures quoted by a Regus study show that only 41 percent of seniors aged 55 to 65 are active in the work field.
Though the work force is more diversified since the pension age has been extended to 63 years for women and 65 years for men, there is still a large share of human resources that is not being used fully: senior employees, the study shows. Most employers tend to access the younger pool age, preferring to hire students and shape them to their company’s needs. However, seniors hold a very important resource, experience.
Companies that do employ seniors say that the key to keeping them productive is flexibility, as priorities tend to shift their focus with age. The research, which included 44,000 senior managers and businessmen, shows that 4 out 5 persons see flexibility as key to productive work, while 84 percent of respondents say that is also the main ingredient to keeping on employees once they have passed pension age.
Even more, 88 percent of respondents say that flexibility offers senior employees the chance to balance out their family and work duties.
Regus is a provider of flexible workspaces globally. The network includes more than 2,500 business centers in 900 cities in 106 countries and provides workspaces equipped with full services, be it for a period of a few minutes or a few years.
In Regus’ portfolio there are companies such as Google, GlaxoSmithKline, and Toshiba.
Founded in Brussels, Belgium, in 1989, the company is headquartered in Luxembourg and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.