Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Commit to employing a million more older workers, says age champion - PERSONNEL TODAY

by Jo Faragher 
Originally published: May 23, 2017
Publisher: PersonnelToday.com 

Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government’s business champion for older workers.

Briggs has called for organisations to publish age data so others can see their progress in meeting this target, and wants employers to sign up to a “Commit & Publish” pledge to secure a million more older staff in the workplace by 2022.

A number of employers have already agreed to the pledge, including Aviva, Atos, Barclays and the Cooperative Group. They have also published the percentage of workers who are over 50.