2013 Volume 89 Issue 4 Pages 149-153
According to the law revised in April 2013 in Japan, employers are obliged to employ all those who so wish to continue to employ until age 65. This reflects the recognized active roles of aged people as workforce, particularly for transferring technical skills to younger generations and to support business operations. Interview results of elderly workers including those in their 50s revealed difficulties in keeping their motivation for competent work. As a countermeasure, we attempted to “visualize” contributions and enthusiasm of aged workers including those for support tasks and publicize their exemplary roles in the intranet portal sites. These activities indicated the importance of visualizing the competencies of aged workers and developing career plans in their 60s. It is suggested to spread these activities in the company with a focus on visualizing the roles of aged workers.