Encouraging companies to adopt age-friendly workplace practices
PUBLISHED ON 27 Apr 2018
To help companies ensure their workplace remain conducive and inclusive for all-ages, a new set of guidelines - the Tripartite Standard on Age-Friendly Workplace Practices - was introduced. 

Second Minister for Manpower Mrs Josephine Teo while launching the standard on 27 April 2018 (Friday) at the Conference for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices said: “The new standard will support older Singaporeans to work as long as they are willing and able to, in jobs that are safer and smarter in a work environment where they feel valued and where their needs are addressed.”

The standard was jointly developed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF). The standard will benefit older employees aged 60 and above.

The guidelines in the standard aims to support employers to become age-inclusive through various specifications such as selection and hiring, training, job redesign, salary increments and re-employment.

Mrs Teo pointed out that Singapore faces an ageing population and there is a need to find more ways to unlock the potential of seniors in Singapore’s workforce. “Not every one of our seniors is ready to relax by the beach. They see their golden years as continuing to be part of a vibrant community. We should enable them to do so,” she added.

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