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Engaging with Employers

Attitudes of Employers to Fuller Working Lives
This DWP survey of employer attitudes to employing older workers was commissioned as part of its Fuller Working Lives action plan aimed at making the business case for later life working. A total of 689 business decision makers in private sector businesses of all sizes were polled in February 2015 to explore their organisation’s policies and practices around later life working. 

Employing older workers Although targeted at employers, this DWP guide will be of use to those engaging with employers.  It provides answers to employer questions and issues, including those concerning recruitment and performance, and touches on the topic of younger versus older workers.. It provides good practice solutions tried and tested by employers of various sectors and sizes. 

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TAEN/EFA: Age Matters in a Downturn

DWP: Removing ageism – make it your business

CIPD – Managing Age   This guide reflecs the business case for extending working life and employing people of all ages.

An An Ageing Workforce:The Employer's Perspective
This research by the Institute of Employment Studies explores how effectively and comprehensively different types of employer are responding to workforce ageing. It includes a chapter Recruiting Older Workers with information on employers' views of older workers, their recruitment practices, and factors increasing the recruitment of older workers.

The EHRC policy briefing: Working Better - The over 50s, the new work generation draws on the new research and contains findings, recommendations and practical solutions for government and employers. The briefing also features case studies from both employees and employers including Centrica, Domestic & General, and West Bromwich Tool and Engineering Company, about the business benefits of an age diverse workforce.

This site is for help and information only. It is not meant as an authoritative guide. It is not meant as an authoritative statement of the law, and future changes in the law and other programmes and initiatives could make it less accurate at times. TAEN, the Department for Work and Pensions and the European Social Fund take no responsibility for your use of the information. You should always take professional advice on any specific legal or financial matter.