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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Aalborg Hospital, Denmark: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
14 mars 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Men, Persons with health problems, Professional/managerial, Women

Vordingborg Municipal Home Care, Denmark: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
08 mars 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   A project originally aimed at senior employees in the Vordingborg Municipal Home Care organisation has led to flexible working practices for all employees. The case study comprises experiences and practices in a district of Vordingborg Municipality in southern Zealand. Up to the end of 2006, the district was an independent municipality, but it is now incorporated into a larger conglomerate of four municipalities under the name of Vordingborg Kommune.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Flexible working practices

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Victoria, Denmark: Recruitment and flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
04 mars 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Textiles and leather

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Flexible working practices, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Women

Messier Bugatti, France: Changing attitudes

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   In 2004, in order to improve its HR policy and the ways it is effectively implemented, Messier-Bugatti launched a working project called ‘Generations’. By setting up various working groups and systematically gathering employees, consisting of HR and operational managers from different generations, the project has aims to foster attitudes towards significant HR issues by improving cooperation between different generations of employees.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Thales, France: Comprehensive approach

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   In 2001, Thales concluded a collective agreement related to the career development of older workers. The agreement was designed to allow older workers to maintain and develop their skills and to support knowledge transfer. This agreement was complemented in 2006 by another one related to the career development of all workers. This evolution shows that Thales has progressively decided to promote a life-course approach.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Electrical

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual

Assurance France Generali, France: Training and development / Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   Assurance France Generali, part of Generali group, recently concluded a collective agreement related to employability and career development. This agreement encompasses several interesting measures related to prolonging careers, such as training, occupational mobility, mentoring and reduction of working time. The goal is to promote a life-course approach and changes in age representation.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Financial services

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Exit Policy, Flexible working practices, Training

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial

Aalborg Portland, Denmark: Health and well-being, flexible work practices, training

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • Denmark
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Aalborg Portland Group develops, produces, distributes and markets a wide range of white and grey cements and ready-mixed concrete. The company is the world’s largest producer and exporter of white cement. It has a net turnover of approximately €600 million, employing around 1,800 employees worldwide. The Aalborg Portland Group is owned by the Italian cement group Cementir S.p.a.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Glass and cement

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Men, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual, Women

Société Electrique de l’Our, Luxembourg: Training / Ergonomics

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • Luxembourg
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational Background   Société Electrique de l’Our S.A. (SEO) has initiated strategies of diversity management to improve the employment situation of people with disabilities. The strategies also benefit older employees, as they help to counter discrimination of disadvantaged groups among the staff. The company aims for an integrative approach.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Energy

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, Ergonomics/job design, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

Hommes et Emploi, France: Redeployment

Ageing workforce
28 februari 2007
  • France
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Hommes et Emploi aims to ensure the redeployment of older employees who experience employability problems for reasons mainly related to their health and skills. These workers remain in Arcelor’s workforce and are given individual support that leads to satisfying jobs matching their potential. On this basis, H&E has become a successful company, providing services to both companies and individuals.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Vilnius Dump, Lithuania: Recruitment/Redeployment

Ageing workforce
15 februari 2007
  • Lithuania
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Maintenance and cleaning

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Exit Policy, Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Men, Unskilled Manual, Women

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