Age diversity

Biden withdraws: When is the right time to step down or retire?

Current US president Joe Biden has ended his re-election campaign, dropping out of the presidential race after concerns over his age and proficiency to run the country.

One in 10 returns to work after retirement

More than one in 10 (11%) of people over 50 in the UK have returned to work after retiring, research from insurer Legal & General has shown.

UK firms' recruitment strategies fail to diversify workforce

Two thirds (67%) of chief HR officers (CHROs) and chief people officers (CPOs) claimed that they thought their recruitment strategy worked well. But leaders also felt that they were falling behind on...

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.

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.

How can HR support the millions delaying retirement?

According to data from Opinium Research, compiled 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...

Neglected talent pools key to boosting workforce participation

Women with children, disabled people, and traditionally post-retirement age workers hold the key to boosting employment participation rates according to new research published by the Resolution...

UK employers pledge to be anti-ageist

The Centre for Ageing Better has unveiled an Age-friendly Employer Pledge designed for companies wanting to address skills shortages while maximising the potential of older workers.

How employers can make recruitment more age-inclusive

It should never be the case that a person who wants a job cannot find work. This is particularly true in a labour market where there are a record number of job vacancies (1.3 million). And yet, there...

Age-based assumptions are leading employers astray

Age is always a humorous topic in the HR magazine office. It’s a key signifier of what TV shows we were brought up on or which Glastonbury festival we remember with fond, if hazy, memories.

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

What HR can learn from the IBM ageism row

IBM has been accused of trying to force out older employees, with court documents alleging managers refer to them dismissively as ‘dinobabies’ who should be an ‘extinct species’ in favour of younger...