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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Ministry of the Interior, the Netherlands: Redeployment and flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
14 lipnja 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations in the Hague, the Netherlands, coordinates issues relating to working conditions and labour relations within the national civil service. The civil service includes the ministries and the so-called High Councils of State, such as the States General, the Council of State and the Court of Auditors. At the end of 2004, the ministry employed 119,630 individuals. As of 2003, 38% of employees were female, and 27% were aged over 50 years of age.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial

Titan Cement, Greece: Training, ergonomics/job design, and health and safety

Ageing workforce
14 lipnja 2005
  • Greece
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Titan Cement S.A., parent of the Titan Group, started in 1902. Its activities lie in the making of a range of construction materials, in sea and road transportation and related support services. With 11 production facilities in six countries, the company has an annual turnover of more than one billion euro. As well as its strong presence in Greece, Titan has expanded into the USA, south-eastern and eastern Europe, and the Middle East.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Glass and cement

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

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

Food Service Centrum, Finland: health and well-being, training and development, redeployment

Ageing workforce
12 lipnja 2005
  • Finland
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Food Service Centrum (FSC) is located in Espoo, the second largest city in Finland, and began its operations on 1 January 2004. The company provides food services to educational facilities, social and health organisations and the central administration of Espoo. Prior to the company’s reorganisation in 2004, the Food Service Centrum of the Finnish Training Center (FSCTC), founded in 1968, was responsible for providing food services to educational facilities in Espoo.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

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

Afvalverwerking Rijnmond, the Netherlands: flexible working practices, ergonomics and job design, redeployment

Ageing workforce
05 lipnja 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Afvalverwerking Rijnmond (AVR) is a former public domestic waste disposal company that was privatised in the 1990s. The operation is located in the Rotterdam Europoort region, where many international companies in the chemical sector and port and docks enterprises are located.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Maintenance and cleaning

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Ergonomics/job design, Flexible working practices, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

Neopost, the Netherlands: recruitment, training and development, performance assessment

Ageing workforce
02 lipnja 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Neopost Technologies is a division of the French postal equipment manufacturer, Neopost SA. Originally known as Hadewe BV, the Dutch firm was taken over by and integrated into Neopost SA in 1993. The subsidiary is located in Drachten, a medium-sized town in the region of Friesland in the north of the Netherlands. Neopost SA also operates a sales department – Neopost BV – located in Almere. However, this division remains separate from Neopost Technologies.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training, Wage Policy

  • Target Groups

City of Helsinki Public Works Department, Finland: redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
23 svibnja 2005
  • Finland
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Founded in 1878, the Public Works Department (PWD) of Helsinki city plans, builds and maintains Helsinki's streets, parks and green areas. It also designs, constructs and modernises the city's work facilities. In 1999, there were seven divisions in the PWD, which were subsequently reorganised into five divisions in 2004.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking, Maintenance and cleaning

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

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

Campine, Belgium: health and well-being

Ageing workforce
18 svibnja 2005
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Campine NV was founded in 1912 as a producer of lead and antimony (anti-monoxide). Today, the company consists of three business divisions: lead, the production of antimony trioxide, and plastics. In 2002, the company was split into Campine NV and Campine Recycling NV. All assets, personnel and services from the lead recycling unit were transferred to Campine Recycling NV, a fully-owned subsidiary of Campine NV.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

De Klink, Belgium: flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
17 svibnja 2005
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   De Klink is a residential home for 50 non-working adult men and women with a mental handicap located in Diegem. Residents are divided into six groups, according to sex, age and level of handicap and all are encouraged to lead as normal a life as possible. Established in 1986, De Klink VZW is under the joint direction of family members and representatives of the Christian national health insurance and is subsidised by the Flemish Fund for the social integration of disabled people.
  • Legal form

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Atheneum InterContinental Hotel, Greece: Training and flexible working

Ageing workforce
16 svibnja 2005
  • Greece
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Hotel restaurant and catering

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Men, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

Achmea, the Netherlands: flexible working practices, training and development, health and well-being, exit policy

Ageing workforce
11 svibnja 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Financial services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Exit Policy, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

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