Smarte Carte Recognized for Its Age-friendly Work Practices
SINGAPORE — Smarte Carte, Inc., a leading supplier of vended equipment in the travel and leisure industry, employs a 300-person workforce with an average age of 65 years old. In recognition of this feat, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Manpower Low Yen Ling cited Smarte Carte as an example of companies who support the employment of older workers.
How has Smarte Carte managed this impressive feat?
Restructuring business practices to support an older workforce
Instead of forcing employees to adopt new methods and forcing them out if they can’t, Smarte Carte has adapted its practices to meet the need for its valuable employees. Some examples of this include:
- Tailoring pre-shift briefings to highlight topics that are important to the safety of older workers
- Employees are not forced to retire and staff enjoy the same pay after retirement age
- Redesigning training in bite sizes pieces for better assimilation
- Restructuring business practices to be friendly for older workers
“Smarte Carte is proud of what we’ve accomplished for workplace fairness and the impact we’ve had on how businesses approach employee hiring and retention. It’s our mission to provide a top quality experience for employees and clients alike,” said Chris Plummer, Business Development Manager.
These are just a few of the changes Smarte Carte has made in order to support its older workforce. Smarte Carte’s leadership is proud to receive recognition for their efforts to create a fair workplace. It hopes other companies will join in empowering older workers and experience the benefits that come from an experienced workforce.
About Smarte Carte
Headquartered in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, the Company is a leading supplier and manager of vended equipment in the travel and leisure industry. Smarte Carte owns and manages baggage carts as the sole provider in 125 locations (including 49 of the top 50 airports in the U.S.). The Company also owns and manages lockers and other consumer-rental equipment in amusement parks, fitness clubs, shopping malls and ski resorts.