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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Proviron, Belgium: redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
28 October 2009
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Proviron NV was established by the Michiels family in 1977 in Ostend. The company manufactures and develops products and processes designed to improve the environment. In 1983, Proviron established its own process plants and was renamed Proviron Industries. Today, Proviron specialises in custom manufacturing, whereby chemical processes are used in an environmentally-friendly way.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Chemicals

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

De Berkjes, Belgium: redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
28 October 2009
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   De Berkjes is an observation and therapeutic centre for children and adolescents with severe psychological problems, located in Bruges. The centre has two units, one for young children (aged three to 14) and one for adolescents (aged 12 to 18). There are 60 beds available, 44 beds for children and 16 beds for adolescents. The children are divided into different communities and each community is looked after by permanent staff members.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Verbund Konzern – Austria: training and development

Ageing workforce
28 October 2009
  • Austria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Verbund Knozern is Austria’s leading electricity supplier company and the country’s largest producer and distributor of electrical energy.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

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

Case study on recruitment Goldsborough Home Care, United Kingdom

Ageing workforce
28 October 2009
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational profile   Goldsborough Home Care is part of Nestor Healthcare Group plc, which includes three divisions: primary care, health care staffing, and social care. The social care division provides services such as nursing home care, nursing and home care for the elderly, and specialist care packages. Goldsborough Home Care is part of the social care division and has around 80 branches all over the UK.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems

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

Ageing workforce
28 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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

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