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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Baker Harding Recruitment Services, United Kingdom: Recruitment, training and development

Ageing workforce
05 srpnja 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   Baker Harding Recruitment Services, an independent recruitment company based in Leeds, England, handles both temporary and permanent recruitment. Temporary recruitment comprises industrial and clerical work, and mainly serves the local area, whereas permanent recruitment focuses on commercial and administrative work and is more regionally spread. Established in 1989 under the name Pudsey Personnel, the company was renamed Baker Harding Recruitment Services when operations expanded.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Case study on redeployment: Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Germany

Ageing workforce
03 srpnja 2005
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational profile   Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, part of the Volkswagen Group, manufactures commercial vehicles. Volkswagen PLC is the largest auto manufacturer in Europe. Its global workforce stands at around 340,000 employees, 160,000 of whom work at six locations in Germany. The Hanover plant employs 14,200 workers, some 10,000 of whom work in production and assembly. Women comprise around 11% of this number and the average age of production workers is 39.5 years.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems

Wilkhahn, Germany: Training, development, health and well-being

Ageing workforce
29 lipnja 2005
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Wilkhahn (Wilkening and Hahne GmbH and Co) is a furniture manufacturer based near Hanover which was founded in 1907. This medium-sized enterprise makes top quality seats and tables for meeting and conference rooms, and offices. It has production subsidiaries in Spain and Australia and several distribution subsidiaries worldwide.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

Power and automation technology company , Finland: a comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
29 lipnja 2005
  • Finland
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • 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, Women

Daikin Europe, Belgium: flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
23 lipnja 2005
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Public Power Corporation, Greece: Training and development

Ageing workforce
22 lipnja 2005
  • Greece
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Public Power Corporation (PPC) S.A., a publicly owned company, with headquarters in Athens, is Greece’s largest generator and sole distributor of electricity. It was a state monopoly until 2001, when the energy market was deregulated, and its semi-privatisation is the biggest organisational change in the past decade. It has 100 power stations using lignite, oil, natural gas, combined-cycle gas turbine, hydro, autonomous thermal, wind and solar energy.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Chemicals, Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

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

International energy company, Greece: flexible working practices and training

Ageing workforce
22 lipnja 2005
  • Greece
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   This international energy company owns a network of 1,000 franchised petrol stations in Greece. Its main activities include oil refineries, gas and chemical production, shipping and aeronautical fuels, as well as petrol stations.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Chemicals, Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Flexible working practices, Training

  • Target Groups

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

Denso Manufacturing, United Kingdom: Health and well-being

Ageing workforce
20 lipnja 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Denso Manufacturing Midlands Ltd, situated in Birmingham in the West Midlands, is a motor vehicle components manufacturer specialising in agricultural and heavy goods vehicles. The original company was part of the Lucas Group and was taken over in 1989 by Magneti Marelli. A decade later, the company was taken over by Denso Corporation of Japan. The company also has a manufacturing business for recycling electrical components and a general parts manufacturing branch.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems

Siemens, the Netherlands: Flexible working practices, training and development, and exit policy

Ageing workforce
15 lipnja 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Siemens Nederland is the Dutch branch of a large German electronics company. Based in The Hague, it is a network and service provider for the electronics and telecommunications consumer and business-to-business sector. It has 3,448 employees with the following profile:
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

Ovako Koverhar and Ovako Dalsbruk , Finland: a comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
15 lipnja 2005
  • Finland
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Located in Lappohja and Dalsbruk, in southern Finland, Ovako Koverhar and Ovako Dalsbruk are part of Ovako Wire Oy Ab – a steel company specialising in long steel products. The company was created in May 2005 following a merger between three European steel companies. Ovako Wire manufactures wire rods and billets. It also includes the Ovako bar division and other processing units. When the initiative started, Koverhar and Dalsbruk (Fundia Wire) belonged to Dalsbruk Oy.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Ergonomics/job design, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Men, Persons with health problems, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Women

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