Tags: Older workers

‘Marginalised’ older workers feel more stressed than younger colleagues

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…

Queen leads the way as new figures show more Brits working beyond retirement

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 launches apprenticeship programme for older workers

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…

UK businesses are failing to support older workers, research suggests

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.

Victoria Mance & Pranav Yajnik: Successfully managing an ageing workforce

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…

A third of staff would struggle to carry out their jobs past retirement age

Employers estimate up to a third of their staff would struggle to continue in their current jobs past traditional retirement ages, research for MetLife Employee Benefits shows. Its nationwide study found HR directors believe on average 31% of their current workforce would not be able to perform their jobs adequately once they reach normal retirement…