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Examine the policy for older employees in your workplace

Establish whether the company appreciates its older employees and focuses on their needs.

  1.  Reflect on the following questions:
    • Does your company have a policy for older employees?
    • What effect does that policy have for the older employees and the company?
    • Do you enforce that policy for older employees?
  2. Select an older employee at random.
  3. Lay out ten randomly chosen Dialoogle Pocket cards in front of the employee.
  4. Ask the employee to choose three cards that reflect how the company has attended to their needs in the past year.
  5. Ask the employee to present their choices.
  6. Ask the employee to choose a card that symbolises what has made them more satisfied with their job in the past year.
  7. Ask the employee to choose a card that depicts how the previously mentioned aspects are beneficial to the company.
  8. Repeat this with several of the older employees in the company to ensure that you get an adequate impression of whether the policy for older employees is working in favour of the company and whether it is successful in making skillful older employees stay longer in their jobs.

As an alternative, you can gather a group of older workers or facilitate the exercise during company meetings in order to reach a large number of employees.

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