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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RTV Slovenija, Slovenia: Health and well-being

Ageing workforce
15 november 2005
  • Slovenia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Publishing and media

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Persons with health problems, Professional/managerial

Windesheim, the Netherlands: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
14 november 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Education

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Trading company, Slovenia: Health and well-being

Ageing workforce
13 november 2005
  • Slovenia
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   This company is a nationally-owned private trading company organised as a joint stock enterprise. It has been operating as a single trading company since 2002, when four companies merged. The company specialises in the trading of technical and industrial goods, as well as household and construction products.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Commerce

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being

  • Target Groups

    Men, Persons with health problems, Unskilled Manual

Filter Service, Poland: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
13 november 2005
  • Poland
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Filter Service, located in Lódz in central Poland, has been operating as a privately owned firm under its current name since 1992. The company was established in 1987, within the ‘Elektrometal’ handicrafts cooperative. In October 1992, the company became a civil partnership and changed its name to Filter Service; since that year, it has operated as a limited liability company.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Women

Lip Bled, Slovenia: Redeployment

Ageing workforce
13 november 2005
  • Slovenia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Redeployment

  • Target Groups

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

Zemat, Poland: Changing attitudes, exit policy

Ageing workforce
13 november 2005
  • Poland
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Exit Policy

  • Target Groups

    Men, Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual

Teijin Twaron, the Netherlands: Redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
03 november 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Since 2001, Teijin Twaron has been part of the Industrial Fibres business group of Teijin Limited, based in Osaka, Japan. Teijin Twaron manufactures a strong chemical fibre, also called Twaron. Before 2001, Twaron was part of AKZO Nobel Fibres. In 2003, Teijin Twaron employed 1,001 workers, 534 of whom are employed at the plant in Emmen in the Netherlands.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Chemicals

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

TNT, the Netherlands: Redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
03 november 2005
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Emerol, Latvia: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
01 november 2005
  • Latvia
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Construction and woodworking

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Danone Serdika, Bulgaria: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
31 oktober 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Danone Serdika PLC is a company that processes milk and produces milk products. Located in Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia, the company was privatised in 1994 and taken over by the multinational enterprise Groupe Danone. The company has 372 employees. Of these, 300 are aged 40 years or under, 70 are aged between 41 and 60 years and only two are aged over 60 years. Of the company’s 70 older workers, 52 have no qualifications. Only 11 of the company’s 65 managers are aged over 40 years.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

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

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