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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Renault, France: Ergonomics

Ageing workforce
21 March 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   In 2000, the Renault Group took a significant step towards improving working conditions and preventing incapacities for its employees when it designed and implemented its policy on occupational health, safety and working conditions, while also integrating ergonomics into the so-called 'Renault Production System'. This policy is aimed at all employees and was handled directly by the management of all the Group's plants worldwide.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Ergonomics/job design

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Skilled Manual

Tradice Slovácka, Czech Republic: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
20 March 2007
  • Czech Republic
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Social economy/voluntary/other

  • Sectors

    Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, Generational relations

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Hayes Lemmerz Autokola, Czech Republic: Wage policy

Ageing workforce
18 March 2007
  • Czech Republic
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Hayes Lemmerz Autokola a.s. produces steel-fabricated discs and aluminium wheels for passenger cars, industrial trucks and forklifts. The company has been using its current name since 1997, but was originally established by Nova Hut a.s. in 1993. Autokola’s production programme builds on the tradition of steel-fabricated wheel manufacturing, which was established in the city of Ostrava in the northeast of the Czech Republic in the 1930s.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Wage Policy

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Public schools in the Municipality of Horsens, Denmark: Changing attitudes / Training and development / Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
17 March 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   In 2000, the Municipality of Horsens initiated a project aimed at encouraging older teachers to remain employed instead of taking early retirement. The Municipality of Horsens in the Jutland peninsula has 14 public primary schools with about 9,000 registered pupils. Overall, 746 teachers are employed at these schools, of whom about two thirds are women.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Education

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Women

Aalborg Hospital, Denmark: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
14 March 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

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

Vordingborg Municipal Home Care, Denmark: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
08 March 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   A project originally aimed at senior employees in the Vordingborg Municipal Home Care organisation has led to flexible working practices for all employees. The case study comprises experiences and practices in a district of Vordingborg Municipality in southern Zealand. Up to the end of 2006, the district was an independent municipality, but it is now incorporated into a larger conglomerate of four municipalities under the name of Vordingborg Kommune.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Victoria, Denmark: Recruitment and flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
04 March 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Flexible working practices, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Women

Aalborg Portland, Denmark: Health and well-being, flexible work practices, training

Ageing workforce
28 February 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Aalborg Portland Group develops, produces, distributes and markets a wide range of white and grey cements and ready-mixed concrete. The company is the world’s largest producer and exporter of white cement. It has a net turnover of approximately €600 million, employing around 1,800 employees worldwide. The Aalborg Portland Group is owned by the Italian cement group Cementir S.p.a.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Glass and cement

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Men, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

Société Electrique de l’Our, Luxembourg: Training / Ergonomics

Ageing workforce
28 February 2007
  • Luxembourg
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational Background   Société Electrique de l’Our S.A. (SEO) has initiated strategies of diversity management to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities. The strategies also benefit older employees, as they help to counter discrimination of disadvantaged groups among the staff. The company aims for an integrative approach.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

Hommes et Emploi, France: Redeployment

Ageing workforce
28 February 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Hommes et Emploi aims to ensure the redeployment of older employees who experience employability problems for reasons mainly related to their health and skills. These workers remain in Arcelor’s workforce and are given individual support that leads to satisfying jobs matching their potential. On this basis, H&E has become a successful company, providing services to both companies and individuals.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

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