Summary of Is 75 the New 65?

Rising to the Challenges of an Ageing Workforce

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Companies that retain older workers face serious challenges but can reap great rewards.


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Sponsored by Towers Watson, this Economist Intelligence Unit report presents the concerns and solutions of senior executives at 480 European companies regarding the challenges of an aging workforce. getAbstract recommends their insights to any manager dealing with older workers.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the aging European workforce shapes coming employment trends,
  • What these trends can mean for employers everywhere and
  • How firms can make the most of older workers’ potential in creative ways.


Europe’s aging workforce presents a set of issues – including rising benefits costs and clogged promotion pipelines – that are germane to many employers. In Europe, the working-age population is shrinking and aging, a trend that’s likely to continue. If the retirement age rises, the ranks of older workers...
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The Economist Intelligence Unit prepared this report – written by Neil Baker and edited by Monica Woodley – on behalf of Towers Watson.

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