Tags: Age discrimination

Julie Windsor: The great age debate – why the over 50s should not be overlooked by recruiters

A recent HR survey carried out with almost 300 HR professionals revealed one particularly worrying statistic: that only 17% of respondents believed their organisations would be likely to look at the 50+ age bracket for future recruitment. With Government records indicating that 36% of the working population will be over 50 by 2020, this is…

Employers need to foster more age-diverse talent pools

The UKCES’ vision of a “4G” future where employees from four generations will work side by side for the first time in history is welcomed not feared. However, businesses will be at a competitive disadvantage and experience further skills shortages unless they start planning for the changes now. That’s according to the latest research from the CIPD, the professional…

73% of over 50s believe they have been denied a job due to their age

83% of jobseekers over the age of 60 believe they have been rejected for a job because of their age, according to new research from leading UK jobs website totaljobs.com. Also, nearly three quarters (73%) of those aged 51-60 think they’ve been knocked back from a job due to their age. 57% of over 60 year…

McCririck backs a loser

Racing pundit John McCririck backed a loser when he took on the broadcaster Channel 4 which unceremoniously axed him from its horseracing coverage. Known for his eccentric clothing and boisterous antics on and off the screen, 72 year old McCririck claimed that the broadcaster’s decision amounted to age discrimination. Whilst it found that he had…

Neil Pickering: Generational tensions – The Ageing Workforce vs. Generation Y

It was interesting to read KPMG’s recent report which examined the tension between the ageing workforce and Gen Y workers, as older colleagues are postponing retirement plans and intend to work for longer. The younger generation of workers see this as a direct threat on their career progression. In line with these findings, much has…