It’s important for small businesses to understand the impact of an ageing workforce, whilst developing and integrating practices which can increase productivity and harness the skills and knowledge that older employees bring to the table.
In the modern business world working practices and the work environment have changed more rapidly in the last ten years than at any time since the industrial revolution. How do we retain our skills base?
With an ongoing skills gap, you may think the British workforce would like to learn new things, but 25 per cent of office workers believe it's increasingly more difficult to learn new software as time passes on.
Most of the discussions surrounding diversity seem to focus on gender and race. However, one of the largest diversity challenges in today’s workforce has been flying under the radar – ageism.
A new report from PwC has estimated that Britain could do a great deal more to provide for older employees. If more employers saw the ageing workforce as a resource rather than a problem, the UK economy would reap the benefits.
Over half of British workers admit they need to save much more for their retirement, new research has found.
A recent report from UKCES, 'The Future of Work: Jobs and Skills in 2030', predicts that the world of work is changing, but businesses need to embrace the change today.
Businesses are increasingly showing a positive attitude to employing older workers, despite having to make more allowances for them, according to a new report.