Accommodating workers video
The Older Workers Survey (SHRM, 2003) reported several possible advantages to hiring older workers: Whether for monetary or social reasons, many individuals continue working as they age.
Because of this older workers remain a vital segment of todays workforce.
Though it may be a legal requirement that employers make accommodations for their aging workforce, it also makes good economic sense.
Limitations may be from aging, returning to work after an injury, the occurrence of a primary disability, the exacerbation of a long-term impairment, and/or prevention of a secondary impairment.The following is only a sample of the possibilities available. An individual with osteoarthritis and walking limitations had difficulty accessing the work-site.The employer contacted JAN asking for ways to improve access.JAN suggested an accessible parking space, office close to the entrance, and moving the individual closer to the common office equipment area.A social worker with Type 2 diabetes was experiencing vision loss. The employer contacted JAN looking for alternatives to lowering productivity standards.