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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Lohmann and Rauscher, Czech Republic: Health and well-being / ergonomics

Ageing workforce
06 januari 2007
  • Czechia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Lohmann and Rauscher is a company that has created the image of a reliable and high quality employer. Employment security, ongoing training and investment in healthcare, as well as conformity with health regulations at the workplace, make it an example of good practice which aims to prolong the working lives of all employees.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Ergonomics/job design, Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Cyprus Tourism Organisation, Cyprus: Training and development/Changing attitudes

Ageing workforce
31 december 2006
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Career development and training policy is an important feature of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), as it recognises the importance of training for all ages and active participation to improve productivity and effectiveness, as well changing cultural attitudes towards older workers.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Health and well-being, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Magyar Telekom, Hungary: Exit policy

Ageing workforce
14 december 2006
  • Hungary
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Magyar Telekom Company of Hungary has instituted a reserve employment status as an alternative to dismissal, thus maintaining employment in the legal sense.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Penta, Hungary: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
14 december 2006
  • Hungary
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Penta General Construction Industry has implemented an initiative to reward and retain older employees. As the company values the knowledge and experience of older workers, small teams of younger workers are placed with an older team leader to achieve higher productivity and quality work.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

ZF Hungaria, Hungary: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
14 december 2006
  • Hungary
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   ZF Hungaria values the experience of older workers and the high quality of their work and has implemented a wide range of welfare measures which offer a career for life
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Schön-KAEV-Eger, Hungary: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
14 december 2006
  • Hungary
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Comprehensive approach, Health and well-being, Wage Policy

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Kauno Autobusai, Lithuania: Exit policy/Recruitment

Ageing workforce
13 december 2006
  • Lithuania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The policy towards older workers at Kauno Autobusai is the result of a long-standing cultural attitude of equal treatment of older and younger workers. The company promotes lifelong employment and employees are also able to stay with the company after retirement age. Furthermore, the company does not discriminate against older people when hiring and training employees.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Exit Policy, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Loewe, Germany: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
13 december 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The innovation-oriented enterprise Loewe AG uses a comprehensive human resources (HR) strategy to address the challenges of the demographic change in Germany in terms of an ageing and declining workforce.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Unskilled Manual, Women

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen, Germany: Training and development

Ageing workforce
25 oktober 2006
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen in northern Germany has a combined state and local government administration. In addition to the core administration, public services are organised through separate budgets, e.g. for the university, for businesses such as the Bremer Baubetrieb, for foundations (museums) and for companies partly or wholly owned by the City of Bremen.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Men, Other non-manual, Persons with health problems

Temporary work agencies, Belgium: Recruitment of older workers

Ageing workforce
26 september 2006
  • Belgium
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

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