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UK Workforce | Avoiding age discrimination whilst recruiting and retaining older staff

Over 50s make up a larger and larger share of the workforce in the UK. People are living longer than ever before, yet because of the situation of the economy, they might not be able to retire when they had originally planned. How then can employers encourage an older generation to continue working? Despite the […]

Fighting age discrimination with AI

Sunil Dial explains how older workers are being let down in the hiring process and asks whether AI is the answer Grappling with the triple whammy of fear, change and uncertainty has certainly drained the UK workforce, and has created the conditions for a burnout crisis. This is especially true for Gen Z, for whom the […]

Mothers, older workers and disabled people hold the key to getting Britain back to work

Government efforts to boost Britain’s workforce should focus on supporting more mothers into work, and helping older workers and those with a disability stay in work, rather than persuading the large Covid cohort of older workers to ‘unretire’, according to new Resolution Foundation research published. The issue of workforce participation has come to a head […]

'We don't want a team of bald-headed 50-year-old men'

A former sales director will get more than $86k after his boss allegedly said he didn't want a team of 'bald-headed 50-year-old men' who were a 'mirror image' of himself. Mark Jones was a sales director at UK-based cell phone company Tango Networks. He began working at the company in January 2019, when he was […]

Make job adverts transparent and inclusive, say young people

It's no longer employers assessing candidates; candidates are now assessing employers. Young people want employers to do better when it comes to diversity and inclusion, starting with making job adverts transparent and inclusive. In a new Employment Accessibility Report by Access Generation CIC, young people laid bare their perceptions and expectations of applying for jobs online. The […]

Over-50s at work: 'You feel your usefulness has passed'

Michael O'Reilly from Bexhill wants a job, but says he can't find one because companies don't want people his age. "It's horrible," he says. "You feel your usefulness has passed." His experience is not unusual. New research from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) suggests firms are much less open to hiring older workers than they […]

Britain’s forty-something's are in the sweet spot of working adults

As young workers struggle with low pay and high rent, and over-50s jump out of the workforce en masse, those in the sweet spot of work in the UK seem to be those in their forties. Last week, the government started considering plans to give tax breaks to people over the age of 50 who […]

Research: Age Discrimination Among Workers Age 50-Plus

Age discrimination is not a new phenomenon. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on this serious problem that affects workers age 50-plus. The third survey in the Work & Jobs Data Series explores where age discrimination exists for adults age 50-plus in the labor force.  Age discrimination creates obstacles to getting hired. The […]

Youth Misspent: Uncovering the harsh realities for Britain’s young people in today’s job market

Almost a quarter of UK youth turned off work for life. City & Guilds is calling on Government and industry to put renewed focus on young people’s skills and careers as the UK enters an economic recession Following a trend of chronically high youth unemployment, the research – based on a survey of 5,000 18-24-year-olds […]

Fewer employers expecting candidates to have 2:1 degrees

For the first time, less than half of graduate employers are stipulating graduates should have a 2:1 degree for their roles, research has found. The Institute of Student Employers (ISE) found that the number of employers asking for a 2:1 degree as minimum entry criteria for graduate jobs has fallen to 48%. While a 2:1 degree […]

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