Age

Top 50 inclusive UK employers 2023 announced

West Midlands Fire Service, Money Supermarket and TalkTalk are among the winners of the 2023 Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers Awards (IT50).

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...

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.

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...

How can HR support the millions delaying retirement?

According to data from Opinium Research, on behalf of Legal & General, 2.5 million pre-retirees will have to delay retirement because of the economic downturn, with 1.7 million expected to have to...

Manager wins age discrimination tribunal after 'accelerated' redundancy

Suzanne Millar’s redundancy from Fir Bank Primary School in Oldham was ‘accelerated’ to avoid a pension payout, a tribunal has found.

Government delays raising state pension age

The UK government has decided not to bring forward the date when the state pension age is due to rise from 67 to 68.

Domino's Pizza job candidate awarded £4,000 after being asked age

A woman has won £4,250 from a Domino's Pizza store owner in an age discrimination dispute, after being asked her age during an interview.

We need to talk about ageism in the workplace

Ageism is often overlooked as a form of discrimination, but with an ageing population and increased attention to workers’ rights, employers would do well to take a strong line against it