Young people turning down jobs over transport and uniform costs

Research found 5% of young people who are unemployed had to turn down a job because they cannot afford the costs to start, including rent, transport or uniform, according to NatWest and the Prince’s...

Ageism most commonly experienced at work, study finds

People in their 50s and 60s experience ageism most commonly at work, according to research from the Centre for Ageing Better.

How to motivate mid-life employees to save for retirement

Visualising retirement is key to maintain pension saving for employees aged 45 to 54, according to thinktank Phoenix insights.

Young employees unprotected by employment rights

Nearly three quarters (72%) of young employees aged 16 to 24 miss out on key employment rights at work, compared with just 27% aged 25 and over, according to a study by the Trades Union Congress...

Being told to ‘grow up’ not ageist, tribunal rules

A casino waitress who was told to ‘grow up’ following an argument and was referred to as ‘the black girl’ has lost her age and race discrimination claims.

Nepotism threatens youth career prospects

The majority (61%) of young people say it has become more difficult to get a job without a ‘way in’, while 54% feel anxious about being left behind by the job market, according to a study from KFC and...

A million more workers aged over 65 than in 2000

The number of over-65s in the workforce has risen by almost a million people since the turn of the millennium, according to new analysis from charity the Centre for Ageing Better.

How IRIS Software Group is amplifying Gen Z’s voice at work

Stephanie Kelly, chief people officer at IRIS Software Group, looks at how to help younger workers speak up in the workplace.

Gen X least satisfied cohort at work

Generation X, aged between 41 and 56, are the least satisfied age group at work, with 16% believing they do not have a ‘good’ job, according to hiring platform Indeed.

Gender and age bias in the workforce: what can we do about it?

Building a diverse workforce is crucial for high-performing businesses, yet we continue to see roles and industries skewed towards certain age groups or genders. To change these patterns, we need to...

Career breaks diminish older workers’ confidence

Stopping work, even temporarily, significantly impacts the confidence over-50s have in the relevance of their skills, according to research from pension provider Aegon.

Employers failing to prepare for retirement, research finds

Almost a third (30%) of workers plan to retire in the next five years, yet only 11% of employers have discussed their retirement plans with them, according to exclusive research from recruitment...