The Workforce Assessment Tool

The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) has launched a UK version of a successful US tool that allows employers to assess their current and future workforce needs.

The Workforce Assessment Tool enables managers to assess how an ageing workforce will affect their business and how to attract and retain talent from all age groups. Each user receives a confidential report suggesting measures they could take to create an age-friendly workplace. Chris Ball, Chief Executive of TAEN, said: ‘This tool will help employers relate their workplace policies and practices to salient issues facing organisations and the economy, including demographic change, workforce ageing and shrinkage, and risks arising from skills shortages. The specific age focus of this tool makes it particularly relevant to UK employers in the present context. Following the success of the…Workforce Assessment Tool in the US, we hope that UK employers will find the tool equally useful in developing their own age management strategies.’