EurWORK European Observatory of Working Life

Ageing workforce

The retention of older workers in employment is an important objective not only of labour market policies but also for social protection budgets. The Foundation has gathered and analysed cases of good practice in age management, designed to improve job opportunities and working conditions for older workers. Each case study describes how the organisation approached the issue and what the results were in the medium to long term.

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Kauno Autobusai, Lithuania: Exit policy/Recruitment

Ageing workforce
13 Diciembre 2006
  • Lithuania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The policy towards older workers at Kauno Autobusai is the result of a long-standing cultural attitude of equal treatment of older and younger workers. The company promotes lifelong employment and employees are also able to stay with the company after retirement age. Furthermore, the company does not discriminate against older people when hiring and training employees.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Exit Policy, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Loewe, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
13 Diciembre 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The innovation-oriented enterprise Loewe AG uses a comprehensive human resources (HR) strategy to address the challenges of the demographic change in Germany in terms of an ageing and declining workforce.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Unskilled Manual, Women

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: Training and development

Ageing workforce
25 Octubre 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in northern Germany has a combined state and local government administration. In addition to the core administration, public services are organised through separate budgets, e.g. for the university, for businesses such as the Bremer Baubetrieb, for foundations (museums) and for companies partly or wholly owned by the City of Bremen.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Men, Other non-manual, Persons with health problems

Temporary work agencies, Belgium: Recruitment of older workers

Ageing workforce
26 Septiembre 2006
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Rowenta Werke, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
05 Septiembre 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Rowenta Werke GmbH is part of the French Group SEB, which is the world’s leading manufacturer of small household appliances, and is the last iron manufacturer in operation in Germany. The Rowenta plant in Erbach im Odenwald, in southwest Germany, focuses on high-quality innovative products and produces about three million steam irons each year.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual, Women

Hardcastle Burton, United Kingdom: Exit policy

Ageing workforce
31 Julio 2006
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   Hardcastle Burton is a small accountancy firm operating from the city of Royston in Hertfordshire county in the southeast of England. The company was previously part of a larger accountancy group in the region, but for several years has been operating as an independent firm, although maintaining some professional links with its former partner offices.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, etc, Exit Policy, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial

Brewery and hotel operator, United Kingdom: Health and well-being

Ageing workforce
31 Julio 2006
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   The subject of this case study is a brewery and hotel operator, which is a major local employer in a small town in the east of England. Although the company has been in operation for many years, over the last five years it has undergone a sustained period of expansion, following major capital investment programmes. The company has a strong community presence and is viewed as an employer of choice in the area.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco, Hotel restaurant and catering

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

SICK Sensor Intelligence, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
31 Julio 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Men, Other non-manual, Persons with health problems, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

Die Continentale, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
17 Julio 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The insurance group ‘Die Continentale’ has its headquarters in Dortmund and is a company rich in tradition. At present, the company comprises seven insurance companies and offers insurance and investment products. It is led by two mutual benefit societies, one offering health insurance – Continentale Krankenversicherung a.G. – and one offering life insurance – Continentale Lebensversicherung a.G.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Financial services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

BMW Group, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
29 Junio 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Men, Other non-manual, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

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