30/03/2015 5 Reasons Companies Should Fight To Keep Older Workers Instead Of Pushing Them Out You know how dogs do that stiff-legged resistance thing when you try to drag them through the door to see the vet? Well, older workers are apparently doing the same when it comes to retirement. They are digging in and not budging, much to the chagrin of companies that would like to be rid of them and their higher salaries.
17/03/2015 Older workers 'least used' option: report Workplaces are somewhat two-faced when it comes to older workers, a new report says.
One of the most common ways of dealing with skills shortages was to encourage existing older workers to stay on past retirement age, the report said.
But when it came to recruitment, older workers were the least used option, well behind recruiting more female or immigrant workers.
17/03/2015 Are British businesses supporting older workers? The three years following the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) have seen a marked increase in the number of people aged 65 or over who continue to work. According to the latest Office for National Statistics report, there are currently 1.13 million workers in the UK, aged 65 or over, compared to 874,000 in 2011, when the DRA was finally phased out.
By the year 2020, almost half the UK’s working population will be over the age of 45. Exertus aims to give all employers regardless of size or location, the opportunity to attract and harness more mature workers with the wisdom, work ethic and flexibility that comes with age.