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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L'Incontro Cooperative, Italy Job recruitment and flexible work practices

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Italy
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   L'Incontro is a non-profit, social cooperative based in Castelfranco Veneto, in north-eastern Italy. Founded in 1991, it manages residences and job centres aimed at rehabilitating people with psychological problems or individuals who are socio-economically marginalised. Since its inception, the cooperative has grown and generated other cooperatives, and today it heads a consortium of 11 linked productive units, operating in the following sectors:
  • Legal form

    Social economy/voluntary/other

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital, Vienna, Austria: flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Austria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Kaiserin Elisabeth Spital (KES) is a public hospital, part of the Viennese Hospital Association (Krankenanstaltenverbund Wien, KAV), which has 27 public hospitals and 30,000 employees, of whom 10,000 are nurses, 10% of them men. The KES has 240 nurses, women and men.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Volvo cars Torslanda, Sweden: flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Sweden
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Volvo Cars Company (VCC) develops and manufactures motor vehicles. Its subsidiary, Volvo cars Torslanda (VCT) in Gothenburg, Sweden, manufactures almost 38% of VCC’s annual car production. Ford Motor Company has owned VCC since 1999. VCT is divided into three production areas: the body shop, painting and final assembly. It also includes a service unit, Special Vehicle & Services (SVS), and support functions that are responsible for quality, logistics, economy, personnel, technique, operating security and information.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Men, Unskilled Manual, Women

EADS, France: Health and well-being, exit policy

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery, Transport and storage

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Exit Policy, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

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

Case study on a comprehensive approach: Polyfelt Geo-synthetics, Austria

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Austria
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational profile   Polyfelt AG is an international stock company and a 100% subsidiary of the Austrian oil company OMV (Österreichische Mineralölverwaltung). Its headquarters, largest production unit, and research unit are all based in Linz, Austria. The company’s other production sites are located in France, Malaysia and Australia. Polyfelt produces, distributes and researches natural geo-textiles and geo-synthetics, for example, tarpaulins and foils to stabilise supports for roads, railways and dams. Polyfelt is the world market leader in geo-textiles.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Chemicals

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Ferrero Spa, Italy: Health and well-being, and active retirement policy

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Italy
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy, Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

KSB AG, Germany A comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Based in Frankenthal, near Mannheim, KSB Corporation is a leading manufacturer of pumps and valves for private and industrial applications worldwide. The corporate group has numerous international locations and employs 12,467 people, 58% of whom are based in Europe. Currently, it has around 4,500 employees in Germany, of whom 1,700 are based in Frankenthal. The company’s present business situation is considered to be favourable.
  • 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, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

Fahrion Engineering GmbH & Co KG, Germany: recruitment, training and development

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Founded in 1975 and based in Kornwestheim near Stuttgart, Fahrion Engineering GmbH & Co KG is a medium-sized engineering company. It operates worldwide, designing factories and manufacturing facilities, developing fabrication infrastructure, organising and optimising processes and conducting interim management. The company has a sound economic base. Its clients consist mainly of companies that build vehicles, ships aircraft and machines.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Les Amis, France: Redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Les Amis is a non-profit organisation in the health and social services sector. Activities mainly consist of domiciliary care services, for which the association benefits from both public and non-governmental funding. Since 1997, the association has also managed home help staff on behalf of private individuals employing them directly. The association looks after 1,200 clients, mainly older people, in one district in Paris.
  • Legal form

    Social economy/voluntary/other

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual, Women

Michelin Italy S.p.a., Italy: Retirement policy, redeployment

Ageing workforce
28 lokakuu 2009
  • Italy
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   The Michelin factory in Trento is a local subsidiary of the leading French and multinational tyre manufacturer. It operates in the areas of steel threading, wire drawing and textile twisting, making semi-manufactured goods for producing tyres, on contract to the parent company. Since its foundation in 1927, Michelin Italy has always had a sizeable workforce, often more than 500 employees.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery, Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

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

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