Age in the workplace: retain, retrain, recruit


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Business in the Community (BITC)
Centre for Ageing Better


The UK population is ageing, but employment isn't working for many people over 50. While some can choose to retire, too many people are pushed out of work through redundancy or ill health, or because they need to balance work and care. The need to retain, retrain and recruit older workers is becoming increasingly important. Real change is needed to address age bias and discrimination. This report sets out the barriers and obstacles to fulfilling work in later life, and describes the opportunities to drive real change.

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Subjects: Employment; Demographics; Teaching and learning; Career development; Participation; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Ageing population; Ageing workforce; Older worker; Retirement; Retraining; Recruitment; Barrier; Redundancy; Skill needs

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Business in the Community, 2016

Physical description: 47 p. (report) + [2] p. (executive summary)

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 126.58

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