Unlocking the Potential

Mariia Balyska, Ihor Honchar, Martina Rasticova, Nataliia Versal, Nataliia Tkalenko, Nataliia

Globalization, technological advancements, climate change and demographic shifts are trends shaping the society. Older workers’ (55-64 age group) employment competitiveness is affected by technological progress and digitization. Training and retraining of older workers’ is therefore important. Are you interested to find out more about the connection between digitization and the older workers’ challenges?

The dual impact of technological tools on health and technostress among older workers: an integrative literature review

Mihael Nedeljko, Yang Gu, Cristina Maria Bostan

As people enjoy longer lives, many continue to work and desire to do so for extended periods. But how does technology influence the work-life experience for older workers?

Authors explored the impact of tech tools on older workers’ quality of life and discovered some intriguing insights! Health Outcomes: Studies hint at tech tools being reliable in assessing health outcomes and even triggering healthier habits among older workers. But, does a more digitized occupation mean more stress Technostress: The relationship between older workers and tech-stress is a mixed bag. For some, technology is a boon, while for others, it’s a source of stress.

While technology holds the potential to enhance the working life quality, the research landscape still has gaps that need exploring.
Curious about the detailed findings and the dual impact of technology on health and technostress among older workers? Dive into our integrative literature review for a deeper look!

Effects of digital skills and other individual factors on retirement decision‑making and their gender differences

Martin Lakomý

Rapid digitalisation in the labour market brings additional uncertainties for older workers, who can opt for early retirement due to increasing digital demands of work. Martin Lakomý studied the impact of digital skills on retirement planning, which has not been covered yet.
Digital literacy: Lower digital skills are connected to retirement planning in standard analytical procedures, but this connection has a form of association – not a causal effect. Family structure: The birth of a new grandchild strongly (and causally) increases retirement plans for women, but not for men.

Self-employment: Older workers in this type of job plan to work longer. Do you think the difference emanates from higher work flexibility or lower pension eligibility of older workers?

Curious about the detailed results on characteristics affecting which older workers intend to retire as soon as possible? 

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