Employer experiences of recruiting, retaining and retraining older workers: qualitative research


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This research was commissioned to investigate the attitudes and behaviours of employers around the recruitment, retention and retraining of older workers. It aims to go beyond traditional employer survey responses in order to gain a deeper understanding of employer attitudes and experiences of managing older workers. The findings in this report are based on research case studies conducted with 50 employers in England, Scotland and Wales. Half of the case studies were carried out with employers in sectors that have large volumes of low paid workers including care homes, cleaning...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Research; Workforce development; Demographics; Equity

Keywords: Employers; Employment practice; Attitude; Survey; Case study; Recruitment; Older worker; Older people; Age; Equal opportunity; Staff development

Geographic subjects: England; Scotland; Wales; Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Department for Work and Pensions, 2017

Physical description: 56 p. (report) + [4] p. (research summary) + 36 p. (slides)

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ISBN: 9781911003649

Resource type: Report

Rights: Crown copyright 2017. You may re-use this information (not including logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence. To view a copy of the licence visit: http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence/

Document number: TD/TNC 127.371

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