Companies in Singapore plays an important role in helping elderly workers to work during their retirement age. Since companies are the main source of support in hiring elderly workers, we must gain support from local companies. If we do not gain the support from them, it will drastically reduce the percentage of elder workers in Singapore workforce.
In certain jobs, elder workers actually plays an important role such as plumbers, technicians and more. All these requires years of expertise and experience in order to take up such an important role in the company. Hence, by engaging older workers, you can make use of their rich experience and knowledge into your advantage. Thus, engaging an elder worker does not add on burden to the company but is an advantage instead.
Other than that, there are many Incentives given to local companies that employ elder workers in Singapore. For example, there may be subsidized courses or lessons that provide elder workers to learn during their free time which could be useful for them in the future. This can also improve their marketability, skills and knowledge for their future jobs.
Since the world’s advance technology have been improving each day, older workers must be able to catch up the development of the world which includes the technology advancement. One of the examples will be the use of computers, electronic gadgets in daily life of Singaporean. These gadgets plays an important role in Singaporean’s life and is considered as an essential equipment. Other than that, in the corporate world, these have been also integrated into the operation of the work and tasks. It have substantially improve the workflow and increase the working efficiency of many companies and institutions in Singapore. Therefore, the skills of understanding and knowing how to operate these devices are very crucial for many workers including older workers.
There are also many schemes implemented by governments to further educate elder workers and increase their knowledge so to become a more skilled elder employee. There are also many courses that teaches older workers the use of these devices such as computers, ipad and other electronic gadgets. It will definitely help to gain the knowledge on these gadgets for the older workers and allows them to take up more roles and responsibilities on their current job or for their future job.
However, despite all these support from governments and training on older workers, we still need to have the support from the private institutions and companies to support the scheme in engaging older workers. Thus, we really hope that more local companies will continue or start to engage older workers in their proportion of workers in Singapore. We believe that having a proportion of elder workers in your companies will bring you more benefits than harm in the long term.