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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National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection, Romania: Recruitment

Ageing workforce
30 rujna 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   The National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection (ICIM) is a national research institute, located in Bucharest, which is coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Water Management. The institute carries out complex research studies, commissioned by the ministry, in the field of environmental protection and engineering, focusing on air, water and ecosystems’ management.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services, Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Bulgaria: Exit policy

Ageing workforce
30 rujna 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Bulgarian Telecommunications Company PLC (BTC) is a large telecommunications enterprise, 65% of which is owned by Viva Ventures (Advent International Fund). The company employs about 20,000 people and the average age of employees is approximately 40 years. Over 65% of the staff have more than 11 years of professional experience.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy

  • Target Groups

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

Elias Hospital, Romania: Training and development

Ageing workforce
30 rujna 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital was established in 1936 as part of the bequest of Jacques Elias, a well-known businessman and intellectual, to the Romanian Academy. At the same time, Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital established a partnership with the Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest. Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital is a public healthcare services institution. In terms of employment and career development, it operates an equal opportunities policy regarding both age and sex.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Stamboliiski Paper Factory, Bulgaria: Recruitment and flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
30 rujna 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Stamboliiski Paper Factory Plc is a joint stock company with foreign shareholders. Located in the central part of southern Bulgaria, it is the largest paper factory in the Balkan countries. At present, virtually all of the factory’s production output is exported.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Pulp and paper

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

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

Health Care Trust, United Kingdom: Training and development

Ageing workforce
28 rujna 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Health Care Trust is a public organisation under the National Health Service (NHS), which provides hospital care and treatment to inpatients, outpatients and day clients in southeast England. The Trust employs just over 2,000 people, and the age profile of the workforce ranges from 20 to 65 years old. Management of the Trust regards its workforce as ‘ageing’ and predominantly female, particularly in the nursing sector.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial

Retail catering company, United Kingdom: Recruitment

Ageing workforce
27 rujna 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Hotel restaurant and catering

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Exit Policy, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems, Women

Financial services group, United Kingdom: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
27 rujna 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Financial services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Men, Women

Energy Company, United Kingdom: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
25 rujna 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   This company was previously an energy and utilities company, but is now primarily an energy company, providing gas to 11 million customers and electricity to six million customers throughout the UK. Although it is a UK-owned company, it also has a North American branch, which provides services to five million customers.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial

Electricity Company, United Kingdom: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
22 rujna 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   This case study concerns a private-sector company that generates and sells electricity. Previously a state-owned enterprise, the British government sold the company to the private sector in 1996. The company’s core business is generating electricity through eight nuclear power stations at seven locations throughout the UK. It also has one coal-fired power station, three corporate centres and a central London office.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

OHG Netto Supermarkt, Germany: recruitment

Ageing workforce
13 rujna 2005
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Commerce

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

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