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.

205 items found (page 9 of 21)

Delvita, Czech Republic: Recruitment / Training and development

Ageing workforce
30 January 2007
  • Czech Republic
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial, Unskilled Manual, Women

Velké Hoštice workshop, Czech Republic: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
28 January 2007
  • Czech Republic
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   The sheltered workshop Velké Hoštice targets long-term unemployed people aged 50 years and over, providing employment in the field of ecology, largely in the break-up and separation of waste. The company is located in the district of Opava in the Moravian-Silesian region in the northeast of the Czech Republic – an area with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country.
  • Legal form

    Social economy/voluntary/other

  • Sectors

    Maintenance and cleaning

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

OHL ŽS, Czech Republic: Training and development

Ageing workforce
22 January 2007
  • Czech Republic
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual

Food-processing company, Lithuania: Recruitment

Ageing workforce
17 January 2007
  • Lithuania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   This food-processing company, located in a small town in rural Lithuania, is part of a larger commercial group with divisions in 20 countries around the world and includes other business outlets such as restaurants, bakeries and food retail shops.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Unskilled Manual, Women

Albron, the Netherlands: Health and well-being, training and development

Ageing workforce
16 January 2007
  • Netherlands
  • 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, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual, Women

Ermes Group, Cyprus: Training and development

Ageing workforce
16 January 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Ermes Group, the largest and most diverse retail organisation in Cyprus, invests in the training and qualification of its staff. It considers its older staff members to be valuable assets in creating good quality retail service. Older staff have many opportunities for promotion and they also act as mentors to the younger staff.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Commerce

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Vassiliko Cement Works, Cyprus: Flexible working practices/Training and development

Ageing workforce
15 January 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   A stay on recruitment and the modernisation of production at Vassiliko Cement Works led the company to invest in its older workforce through continuous training and the development of labour force flexibility.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Glass and cement

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being, Redeployment, Training, Wage Policy

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

British American Tobacco, Cyprus: Redeployment

Ageing workforce
14 January 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   British American Tobacco (BAT) emphasises non-discrimination in its company policy. Its need for downsizing was achieved by giving support to older workers in redeployment.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Exit Policy, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Materia, Cyprus: Recruitment/Training and development

Ageing workforce
11 January 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   At Materia, high-quality residential and home support care for older people is achieved by recruiting staff of mixed ages, ensuring systematic training for all staff and valuing the specific contribution older care workers can make in dealing with older clients.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, etc, Recruitment, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Dial-it – Telepage, Malta: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
09 January 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

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