Challenges for Employees
Many employees in the UK have had their working lives mapped out
relying on a State Pension at 60 or 65 and their retirement supported by
Welfare Benefits backed up by timely NHS treatment when needed.
that is set to change.
- Employees are facing extended working lives with today`s 30 year
olds having to work until they are 69 before qualifying for a State
Pension (and private pensions facing a similar actuarial problem)
- They will face increasing employment demands as jobs become more complex with mounting productivity pressures.
- The physical and mental health and wellbeing of older employees
will need to be carefully nurtured to cope with these new demands.
- Rapid access to medical diagnosis and treatment will be
essential for employees to get back to work without undue delays after
periods of medical absence.
- Long delays in receiving NHS treatment requiring hospitalisation
(20 + weeks in 2013) could have an employment threatening impact on
All Employees will need to recognise the importance of their own
health and wellbeing and its impact on productivity and attendance
Where possible they should work with their employers to deal
with issues of diet, weight, smoking/drinking, fitness, access to
routine medical services, and coping with more serious illness as this
will play a key role in their long term employment future.