Older workers

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...

Retention of over-50s rises up employers' agenda

Employers are trying to retain older workers, with one in 10 (10%) employers introducing new schemes in the last year, according to research from insurance company Aviva.

Budget must get all ages involved in work, CIPD warns

Nearly a million (913,000) young people have been lost from the labour market over the last 30 years, according to CIPD analysis released today.

High earners and Londoners most likely to work from home

The number of Londoners working fully or partially from home far exceeds the national average, according to official figures.

Surge in over-60s candidates as cost of living bites

The number of over-60s registering as job candidates has surged, according to data from recruiter Randstad UK.

Pandemic forces half a million more people out of workforce

Workforce inactivity is struggling to reach levels experienced before the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

‘Bleak’ outlook on workforce inactivity, House of Lords report finds

Tightness in the UK labour market is set to continue, according to a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report published today (20 December).

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.

EasyJet targets empty-nesters in new recruitment campaign

Airline EasyJet is targeting over-45s in a new recruitment campaign designed to encourage people to pursue a new career as cabin crew.

Retired workers recruited back into the workforce

Almost three quarters (72%) of UK employers are looking to hire workers who retired during the pandemic, according to research from LinkedIn.

UK workers forced to rethink retirement plans

UK workers are having to work for longer before retirement due to the increased state pension age, while receiving less money from their pensions than they would need to retire comfortably.