Many changes take place in our bodies and minds as we age. This requires employers to take steps to adapt the workplace and jobs before an injury occurs. The key to keeping an aging workplace safe is having a manager, administrator, safety or health professional who understands the value of an aging workforce as well as the risks facing older employees. Management should also be asking some key questions like: How is an aging workforce affecting employee productivity? And what are some strategies that employers are implementing to accommodate the aging workforce?
Many industries in the U.S. are full of family businesses, and the insurance agency arena is no exception. With that come the joys and challenges of families working together. I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing that both as “the new kid” working with my father, and now as “the old guy” with two of my sons in the office.
As a quick aside, as I focus on the family nature of our business, I don’t want to discount or exclude the importance of the rest of our staff. We have been blessed with some outstanding employees who don’t share our last name but have been key to our success. For that, I am also forever thankful.