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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Ford Werke, Germany: Redeployment, health and well-being

Ageing workforce
17 oktober 2005
  • Germany
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Health and well-being, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Persons with health problems

Hounslow Council, United Kingdom: Redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
16 oktober 2005
  • United Kingdom
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Hounslow is a borough lying to the west of central London, in close proximity to Heathrow airport. The Hounslow Council serves a population of 213,000 people, and the local economy has a higher than average level of full-time employment.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Estonian Post, Estonia: Recruitment, training and development

Ageing workforce
12 oktober 2005
  • Estonia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Estonian Post Ltd (Eesti Post AS) is a 100% state-owned company whose core activity is the provision of postal services. The company was originally established in 1918; however, it was not until 1991 that the state enterprise Estonian Post commenced its activities. It currently offers nearly 90 types of services. The service network of Estonian Post consists of 545 service agencies which includes post offices and postal agencies. In addition, Estonian Post manages 6,798 mailboxes.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Riga Shipyard, Latvia: Recruitment, changing attitudes

Ageing workforce
11 oktober 2005
  • Latvia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

North-Estonian Regional Hospital Foundation, Estonia: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
11 oktober 2005
  • Estonia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The mission of the North-Estonian Regional Hospital Foundation (Põhja-Eesti Regionaalhaigla SA) is to provide high quality specialist healthcare and ambulance services. The foundation acts according to its own private laws, and its administration is led by a council and a managing board. In total, the foundation operates five different clinics as well as the Keila Hospital. Currently, the organisation employs 3,245 people whose average age is about 46 years.
  • Legal form

    Social economy/voluntary/other

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Tallinn Bus Company, Estonia: Redeployment and changing attitudes

Ageing workforce
10 oktober 2005
  • Estonia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Tallinn Bus Company (Tallinna Autobussikoondise AS) is a municipal enterprise employing some 1,030 workers. Besides its main activity of providing passenger transport, the company has seven subsidiaries: Tallinn City Lines; TAK Real Estate; TAK Education; Kadaka Sport; bus repairs and servicing; TAK Catering; and Burmani Willa.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Motor

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Slovak Telecom, Slovakia: Redeployment, training and development

Ageing workforce
09 oktober 2005
  • Slovakia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The regional branch of Slovak Telecom a.s., located in Slovakia’s capital city Bratislava, applies a non-age specific personnel strategy. Its majority shareholder is Deutsche Telekom AG, which owns 51% of its shares. The company was previously one of the largest state-owned enterprises in Slovakia. After privatisation, it was necessary to invest in new technology, which in turn has resulted in large-scale restructuring and extensive job cuts.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

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

Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia: Exit policy and changing attitudes

Ageing workforce
09 oktober 2005
  • Estonia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool, TUT) is one of the largest universities in Estonia. Founded in 1918, it is a public legal entity, providing interdisciplinary higher education and training in technology. The university comprises eight faculties, 33 departments and 110 chairs, along with one university research centre and nine faculty research centres, as well as nine affiliated institutions.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Education

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Exit Policy

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Evrika private school, Latvia: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
07 oktober 2005
  • Latvia
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Education

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Knott, Slovakia: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
06 oktober 2005
  • Slovakia
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

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