The importance of employability is especially valid for older workers. The competition is though with the younger generations. Initially used to the idea of a ‘job for life’, reality shows that they have to start thinking and acting how to stay ‘on the right professional track’
The career questions of the older employee gradually shift to specific career questions about employability:
• How can I stay relevant for the labor market?
• How can I do my job up to a higher age?
• How do I stay fit and healthy until retirement?
EC has designed a career tool to support the career questions of older workers. The toolkit focuses on increasing meta competences. These enable the employees to reflect on the skills and competences needed in the labor market. Meta competencies include personal effectiveness, organizational sensitivity, flexibility and taking responsibility for one’s own career.