Age

Number of over-50s out of work almost doubles

Support for over-50s to retrain or gain a new qualification is needed to reduce long-term unemployment, a report has said,...

David Fairhurst: ‘Drop D&I now and face talent shortages in future’

7 May 2020

Firms that drop diversity and inclusion initiatives could risk “re-marginalising” disadvantaged workers and talent shortages

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Negative stereotypes ‘affect older employees’ perceptions about potential’

19 Mar 2020

There are “far more” negative stereotypes associated with older people in the workplace than positive ones, which are affecting how...

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12 Feb 2020

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Flexible state pension access will unlock older workers’ potential, says insurer

12 Feb 2020

Employees should be able to take a “phased approach” to retirement by being able to withdraw parts of their state...

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Over-65s to account for more than half of UK employment growth

26 Dec 2019

Workers aged 65 and over are likely to account for at least half of all UK employment growth in the...

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‘Fulfilling’ jobs for older workers could benefit health and wellbeing

6 Dec 2019

Maximising working opportunities for older people and offering fulfilling work beyond retirement age could have a profound impact on health...

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89-year-old wins £200,000 in compensation for age discrimination

18 Nov 2019

An 89-year-old former medical secretary who was unfairly dismissed from her post at Royal Berkshire Hospital has won £200,000 in...

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Youngest and oldest regions of UK revealed in new research

28 Oct 2019

A new analysis takes a regional view of age and could well inform companies' recruitment and location decisions in years to come.

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How can HR re-energise the diversity agenda?

22 Oct 2019

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is recognised as good for business, but why are many organisations barely going beyond compliance with equality legislation?

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Acas menopause guide encourages inclusive policies

18 Oct 2019

Acas has published new guidance to help employers support the estimated two million women who have difficulties at work due...

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Age bias risks creation of a ‘forgotten generation’

7 Oct 2019

Despite more older people having to work for longer, age discrimination is still very much a factor in UK employment

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What will it take for diversity and inclusion to be taken seriously by boards?

27 Aug 2019

Senior executives make grand promises about improving diversity, and legislation such as gender pay gap reporting is pushing that agenda...

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Increase state pension age to 75 to ‘improve health and wellbeing’

19 Aug 2019

Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.

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