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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Riga Electric Machine Building Works (RER), Latvia: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
04 oktober 2005
  • Latvia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Riga Electric Machine Building Works (Rigas Elektomašinbuves Rupnica, RER) was established in 1946, evolving from the former Russian-French enterprise ‘Provodnik’, founded in 1888. In 1993, the enterprise was reformed as a joint stock company; in 2002, the company was privatised and is now solely Latvian owned.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Dell, Slovakia: Training, health and well-being, flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
04 oktober 2005
  • Slovakia
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Dell Inc. is a multinational supplier of information technology (IT) products and services to countries worldwide. In 2002, the company established a branch in Slovakia, serving clients in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The group’s headquarters are based in the UK and its manufacturing facilities in Ireland. Dell ranks second in the European market, and employs some 12,520 staff in Europe. Its revenue for the last four quarters amounted to $11.8 billion (about €9.2 billion).
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Information technology

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Men, Other non-manual, Professional/managerial, Women

PTK-ECHO, Slovakia: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
02 oktober 2005
  • Slovakia
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   The PTK-ECHO sro. company was established in 1990 and provides a wide range of services in education, languages and publishing as well as in hotels, restaurants and catering. The company started as a family business, providing translation and interpretation services, and employing a staff of just two. Today, there are approximately 130 employees – some full-time, some part-time and some who work on particular assignments, mainly as trainers or interpreters.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Education, Hotel restaurant and catering, Publishing and media

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

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

Furs Company, Romania: Recruitment, flexible working practices, redeployment

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   Furs Company is a private, joint stock company with foreign shareholders. It belongs to the ‘light industry’ sector, specifically textiles and furs; the company concentrates its activity on furs and on protective clothing for special working environments (such as construction and railways). For years, the total number of employees at Furs has been on the decline, and currently amounts to 25 workers, of whom 12% are aged under 25 years of age, 30% between 30 and 40 years, and 58% over 40 years.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Ergonomics/job design, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

Carlsberg, Bulgaria: Training and development

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Carlsberg Bulgaria PLC, based in Bulgaria’s capital city Sofia, produces and distributes Carlsberg beer. In 2004, it was the most dynamic company in the local market, recording a sales growth of 37% compared with the previous year.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

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

Production company, Romania: Training and redeployment

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   This Romanian production company is a private company, with both national and foreign ownership. The company’s main focus is on the production and distribution of hardware products, such as mechanical and electromechanical locks, security doors and fittings, and industrial locks. Its organisational structure is made up of a number of key departments: management; human resources (HR); business and sales; marketing; sales support and logistics; and finance.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Health and well-being, Recruitment, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual

National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection, Romania: Recruitment

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   The National Research and Development Institute for Environmental Protection (ICIM) is a national research institute, located in Bucharest, which is coordinated by the Romanian Ministry of Environment and Water Management. The institute carries out complex research studies, commissioned by the ministry, in the field of environmental protection and engineering, focusing on air, water and ecosystems’ management.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Consultancy business services, Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company, Bulgaria: Exit policy

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Bulgarian Telecommunications Company PLC (BTC) is a large telecommunications enterprise, 65% of which is owned by Viva Ventures (Advent International Fund). The company employs about 20,000 people and the average age of employees is approximately 40 years. Over 65% of the staff have more than 11 years of professional experience.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy

  • Target Groups

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

Elias Hospital, Romania: Training and development

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Romania
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital was established in 1936 as part of the bequest of Jacques Elias, a well-known businessman and intellectual, to the Romanian Academy. At the same time, Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital established a partnership with the Emergency University Hospital in Bucharest. Elias Emergency University Clinic Hospital is a public healthcare services institution. In terms of employment and career development, it operates an equal opportunities policy regarding both age and sex.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Stamboliiski Paper Factory, Bulgaria: Recruitment and flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
30 september 2005
  • Bulgaria
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Stamboliiski Paper Factory Plc is a joint stock company with foreign shareholders. Located in the central part of southern Bulgaria, it is the largest paper factory in the Balkan countries. At present, virtually all of the factory’s production output is exported.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Pulp and paper

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

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

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