Kees Vreugdenhil en
Parkcity Limburg (Limburg is a southern Dutch province, Parkcity is a group of cities in
Therefore a project was set up to develop and implement policies to address the loss of knowledge due to retirement, to develop and implement an HR policy to allow employees to continue working if they are able to and would like to. Their preliminary results are presented today.
They mention that what ‘graying’ really means, is not clear; we’re learning on the go. “The key is to use knowledge about age to manage it.” (Prof. Ilmarinen - He defined the 12 pillars describing what is important for employers; health, recognition, financial reward, situation at home, social contacts, etc.)
Two interesting findings from their surveys are:
Their survey results show that 49% of employees find that insufficient investment in knowledge retaining/storage is being done.
They learned that 4% of employees would like to continue working after they turn 65 (regular age of retirement in The Netherlands).Information on this ongoing project can be found here.