In this webinar we explored the recruitment of older workers both from the perspective of employers and workers, as well as the impact of language in job adverts.
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The UK job market is currently going through dramatic changes, especially due to the effects of COVID-19 and Brexit, with reports of shortages in many sectors. And yet we know that 36% of 50-69 year olds feel at a disadvantage applying for jobs due to their age. In addition to giving older workers a fair chance to progress, age-friendly recruitment could be an important strategy for employers, by tapping into an experienced, diverse workforce.
This joint event, by the Centre for Ageing Better and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), presented the findings of the research programme Good Recruitment for Older Workers (GROW) and should be of interest to employers, recruiters, HR practitioners, policymakers and labour market researchers.
Chair: Kim Chaplain, Associate Director for Work, Centre for Ageing Better