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Survey of nearly 2,000 workers finds over-50s not being trained in skills needed for the digital economy
New survey of office workers reveals deep divides in today’s multi-generational workplaces Older employees are at risk of being marginalised in the workplace according to a new survey of office workers from workplace consultants, Peldon Rose, which reveals big differences in the wellbeing, attitudes and motivations of the workplace’s oldest and youngest employees. The over…
Employers should increase the number of older people in the UK workforce by one million over the next five years to combat age bias, the Government’s Business Champion for Older Workers will announce today.
The latest labour market figures have been released and while some results are encouraging, the figures also suggest that UK businesses are facing a worsening skills gap.
Almost all UK professionals (92%) believe that older workers make a valuable contribution to their organisation and yet people as young as 45 are struggling to find new employment because of their age, new research from CV-Library this week shows.
Elizabeth II has last week become the longest reigning British monarch taking the ‘crown’ from her great, great grandmother, Queen Victoria. Despite the historic occasion it was business as usual for the Queen on Wednesday as she visited Tweedbank in Scotland to formally open the £294m Scottish Borders Railway. At the age of 89, the Queen…
Barclays has become the first UK company to extend their apprenticeship programme to people over 24, according to a statement released by the banking group this week. Barclays claim that the move is ‘recognising that apprenticeships are a viable route into employment for everybody’ and that age or social circumstances should not be a deciding factor. “It has…
According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) and a three part report published by Business in the Community (BITC), just over a million people aged 50 or over have been pushed out of work involuntarily.
Businesses are missing out on valuable skills and experience from a failing labour market not recognising older workers ambition and potential, warns academics from Newcastle University.
Young employees are worried about their future career opportunities when facing a future of an older workforce that could block their career opportunities.
Employers are failing to maximise on older workers knowledge and experience in the workplace and this is leaving many over 50s with either a dwindling career or with no career at all.
New research conducted by QBE has found that companies across the UK are not monitoring the age demographic of their workforce and are potentially putting the wellbeing of their older employees at risk. It suggests that business managers are overlooking their older workforce, with health and safety audits not being carried out properly.
REC say that businesses need to improve the way they advertise jobs and provide training opportunities in order to attract older workers
The challenges of managing a workforce within the context of an ageing population are faced by all employers at a time when organisations are struggling to achieve “inter-generational fairness”. Two of the competing priorities are set out in the CIPD’s Manifesto for Work (July 2014): addressing youth unemployment through a variety of measures; and ensuring…