Older workers

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    More than 50 employers sign up to new Age-friendly Employer Pledge

    More than 50 employers including Zurich Insurance UK and Virgin Hotels have pledged to be more age-friendly as part of a programme run by the Centre for Ageing Better.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 11 January 2023

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    Government in push to attract over 50s into work

    The government has launched a new scheme to help remove barriers keeping older workers out of the jobs market after figures show that over 50s are still the main age group dropping out of work.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 22 November 2022

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    Supporting older workers with long-term health conditions is crucial for recruiting and retaining older talent

    With businesses struggling to recruit, it’s more important than ever that employers expand their search for the best talent.

    By Luke Price, Centre for Ageing Better on 04 November 2022

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    Out in the cold: what’s happened to our older workers?

    Workplaces can be champions of age diversity. Sharing experience, time and – until latterly, space, with others is a great recipe for forging friendships across all ages.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 02 November 2022

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    Record rates of over 50s quit work

    UK workplaces are facing a silver exodus as official figures show thousands of older workers are leaving the job market due to stress or long-term sickness.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 15 March 2022

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    Compulsory vaccination of care workers: plans launched

    The government has made moves towards making Covid-19 vaccinations for care workers mandatory with the launch of a consultation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 14 April 2021

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    How do we adapt to an ageing workforce?

    With people living longer lives, it is more important than ever that employers consider making adjustments to tap into the potential of older workers, such as offering flexible working to reflect caring responsibilities.

    By Lily Parsey, International Longevity Centre UK on 01 March 2021


    We can build back better

    As the July edition of the magazine goes to print the coronavirus lockdown is winding down and the long, hard road to recovery lies ahead of us.

    By Charles Pitt, British Safety Council on 14 July 2020

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    Millions of workers missing out on basic rights: Resolution Foundation report

    Around one in twenty workers report not receiving any holiday entitlement, while around one in ten do not receive a payslip according to new analysis published today by the Resolution Foundation.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 16 September 2019


    Living life to the full

    One of the most exciting things about running a charity interested in maintaining the health of people at work is that nothing stays the same for very long.

    By Mike Robinson on 09 September 2019