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Older workers essential to bridging the looming skills gap

Older workers essential to bridging the looming skills gap A new PwC study, ‘The Golden Age Index’ suggests the UK could boost its gross domestic product (GDP) by about 4.2% or £80 billion if the employment rate of older workers (defined as over 55) could match that of Sweden, the best-performing European Union country in the […]

#JustGettingStarted social media day to celebrate older workers

Tuesday 25th April – Just Getting Started #JustGettingStarted social media day to challenge stereotypes and preconceptions about older workers

We all gain from Fuller Working Lives

A new government strategy encourages the over 50s to reap the benefits of work, including a second career.

The business case for older workers

Why should business take action on age at work? With an ageing population, older workers are our future workforce. Businesses that operate with foresight and planning will see rewards.

WEC inquiry checks progress made on older people and employment

The Women and Equalities Committee launches a new inquiry into older people and employment, looking at current Government policies to help people extend their working lives, and considering further steps which could be taken to tackle issues including age discrimination.

How do I get the right person for the job?

As an employer you want to recruit the best person for the job regardless of their age. No employer actually thinks that they base their recruitment and retention decisions on misconceptions, but the facts are: