Thursday, July 27, 2017

What place is there for older people in the workplace? - NOTTINGHAM POST

Originally published: July 25, 2017

Over 50? It is never too late to begin a fresh career.

In fact as the UK faces a major skills gap and working lives are being extended as life expectancy rises, the government is encouraging companies to commit to employing older workers.

Andy Briggs, chief executive of Aviva UK Life, is calling on UK employers to publicly commit to employing 12 percent more older workers by 2022.

Mr Briggs, who is also the government’s business champion for older workers, said employers should publish their workforce data by age.

Aviva, Atos, Barclays, The Co-operative Group, Home Instead Senior Care, the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), Mercer, and Walgreens Boots Alliance are the first employers to publicly pledge their commitment to meeting this target and have already published their age data.