Employees just starting out in their careers find the concept of retirement impossibly remote, so persuading them to start a pension can be difficult. How else can employers encourage staff to develop the savings routine? Gill Wadsworth investigates
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Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
This decision today by Justice Blake at the High Court to dismiss the Heyday case and rule that the default retirement age (DRA) of 65 is lawful, has prompted masses of comment from employers' groups, legal experts and campaigners. Here is a selec More...25 September 2009 13:02
The default retirement age of 65 is not unlawful but should be scrapped, a judge has ruled in the long-running Heyday legal case.
Mr Justice Blake said the DRA was not unlawful when introduced by the government in 2006, but there was now a "com More...25 September 2009 10:48
The BBC has announced it will positively seek to recruit a female newsreader over the age of 50, sparking claims the corporation's actions could be seen as ageist and sexist. The corporation has confirmed director general Mark Thompson asked new More...24 September 2009 17:11
A High Court decision on the Heyday legal challenge to the default retirement age (DRA) will be announced in the next few days, Personnel Today has learned.
A judge will rule whether a DRA of 65 is necessary to the UK government's social or More...23 September 2009 11:13
A council manager is set to win £1 million compensation in the largest payout for age discrimination in the UK after winning the final leg of a legal battle to prove he was wrongly made redundant by Tower Hamlets, the London Evening Standard has r More...11 September 2009 15:16
Councils could leave themselves open to discrimination claims if they ask employees to reveal their future plans, a legal firm has warned.
Earlier this week, Personnel Today reported how Cherwell District Council had asked staff to work less hou More...20 August 2009 09:37
A Scottish law graduate has launched an age discrimination case against a law firm which rejected him for a job. Andrew McSorley claimed that law firms insist on employing freshly qualified lawyers, rather than older people with more experience More...04 August 2009 13:30
A medical receptionist has settled her age discrimination claim against a Scottish doctor's surgery for £6,000.
Ruth McNeil, 66, was asked to leave her part-time post in Edinburgh when her employers discovered she was over 65, reports the BBC. More...03 August 2009 09:14
The number of unemployed older workers has risen sharply during the recession, figures published today have revealed. A survey by The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) found that between October 2008 and May 2009 47% of respondents had been made re More...27 July 2009 11:07
Personnel Today and the Employers Forum on Age are holding a debate on the default retirement age (DRA) and want your questions to put to panellists.
Last week, the government announced it had brought forward a review of the retirement age of 65 More...20 July 2009 08:00
Andrew Lockley, partner and head of public law at Irwin Mitchell , the solicitors acting for Age Concern and Help the Aged in the "Heyday" case, talks to Susie Munro about the High Court hearing (17 July 2009).
The fina More...16 July 2009 08:00
HR directors have backed the government's decision to bring forward a review of the default retirement age, but have called for increased flexibility in the retirement process. The government announced yesterday that the review, previously planned fo More...14 July 2009 15:15
The government review into the default retirement age of 65 has been brought forward to next year. At the launch of the 'Building a society for all ages' strategy today, the government revealed the review would be brought forward as a respons More...13 July 2009 16:28
A regulation in the Equality Bill upholding the default retirement age of 65 should be removed, the work and pensions committee has said.
The Commons committee has published a report on the Bill which said regulation 30 - which upholds employers' More...07 July 2009 15:56
The impact the recession is having on the workforce is clear; many employers have been forced to make redundancies or pay cuts to survive. And there is growing evidence that some workers are being hit particularly hard. Research by Age Concern and H More...06 July 2009 09:40
HR news and analysis including:
the Equality Bill amendment to allow dual discrimination cases;
how regulating no-win no-fee lawyers would impact on HR; and
we ask for your suggestions on who should make it onto the Personnel Today Power More...03 July 2009 17:30
Those seeking to rely on length of service as a redundancy selection criterion can take comfort from this decision More...01 July 2009 00:09
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Lobby groups want the Home Office to crack down on intra-company transfers as they say they are an abuse of immigration legislation
The Heyday age discrimination day court case date is set and the Personn More...26 June 2009 17:47