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Business Needs Lead Global Companies to Innovate for Older Workers

AARP announces winners of the 2014 AARP Best Employers International award

Publish Date: September  03,  2014


Washington, DC – AARP announced today winners of AARP Best Employers International - a program with an award that recognizes organizations for best practices in age management. Twelve organizations from eight countries took away honors. They include:BEI logo

 

“These organizations employed innovative models, as well as a systemic approach to engaging older workers,” according to AARP Senior Advisor for International Affairs, Bradley Schurman, “These include flexible work, savings programs, and caregiver or grandparent leave, to name a few. All organizations proved a business case for these innovative models.”

Overall, 44 organizations representing small, medium, large, and multi-national enterprises in the fields of government, transportation, industry, and health care participated. They represented 13 countries.

“The United States is aging, but at a slower rate than the rest of the developed world,” according to AARP Vice President for International Affairs, Josh Collett, “Engaging international organizations allows us to see what’s coming and to develop best practices for US organizations employing our members.”

Over the course of the next few months, AARP will produce a series of videos that highlight employment practices at the best of the best organizations in Europe. These will be distributed through social channels and promoted in The Journal.

AARP will also publish case studies of each organization that will appear in print and online that will be used for US employer outreach in 2015.

For more information on AARP Best Employers International, please contact Bradley Schurman (bschurman@aarp.org).