Welcome to this Midlife Fulfilled Maximum episode featuring Carly Roszkowski, Vice President of Financial Resilience at AARP.
Carly and I dive into the key findings of AARP’s report titled “The Value of Experience: An Examination of Workers Ages 40-Plus,” which is updated every five years. The most recent update was published in January 2023 and was based on a survey taken by 2,000 respondents over the age of 40 in the US labor force.
Carly shares that AARP is the nation’s largest non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live as they age, with 38 million members.
We discussed conversationally the report’s key findings:
Nearly all workers aged 40 and over seek employment that has meaning.
Work-life balance is essential, with over 40 million caregivers in the US and many workers requiring flexibility to care for loved ones.
Workplace flexibility has become a key requirement for accepting a new job, with hybrid work environments becoming more acceptable to employers.
Age discrimination persists in the workplace, with the majority of workers experiencing or witnessing it.
The report also shows that workers want to grow professionally, feel valued, included, and accepted, and bring a ton of value to an organization.
Carly shares that AARP uses these findings to speak with industry organizations, employers, and HR departments about including age in their DEI programs, the type of benefits that can hire and retain workers over 40, and the Employer’s Pledge Program, where employers pledge to be an age-inclusive culture.
Carly is quick to emphasize that workers over age 40 have a wealth of experience, leadership, mentorship, and soft skills to offer, making them an asset to any organization.
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