Wise Age is proud to launch our best practice Age and Employment Guides.
We have drawn on 20 years experience in helping inform and educate employers of the benefits of employing older employees (50+) and the advantages that having an age diverse workforce brings to them. We hope that this guide will be used by employers themselves, as well as government decision makers and age activists, to understand and implement the best practices in age and employment that we have researched across the UK and the EU and to then understand that age diversity increases company profits, productivity and improves staff morale.
Our second guide for Unemployed Seniors draws upon our successful practice helping older workers find employment and self employment, to overcome institutional ageism and confront ageist myths. Using our research into best practice and applying the lessons learnt over the last 20 years of helping thousands of older people back to work (with a 50% success rate) we believe that this guide provides all the tips, information and motivation required for over 50s to get back into work.
You can purchase a printed copy of our brochure (p&p inc) for £5, or you can look at these guides on-line by clicking on the links below:
A recent survey by Saga Populus of 12,000 people has revealed age-friendly measures that would help the over50s in the workplace and enable them to work longer.
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation reports that pensioner poverty is now rising after falling steadily for two decades.
This is because of soaring rent rises and a freeze on benefits. There are now genuine fears that pensioners will be faced with choosing between buying food and paying for heating this winter.
The foundation’s chief executive, Campbell Robb, said: “Pensioner poverty is a problem that we thought had gone away.”
Approximately 20% of all pensioners rent their home, and the proportion is growing.
In the 1990's, pensioner poverty was much higher for single pensioners than pensioners in a couple, with the problem worse for women. In 1996/97, 42% of single female pensioners were in poverty while the high point for single male pensioner poverty was 34% in 1997/98.
Read more at the institute's website: click here for more information.