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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Albron, the Netherlands: Health and well-being, training and development

Ageing workforce
16 januari 2007
  • Netherlands
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Hotel restaurant and catering

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

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

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual, Women

Ermes Group, Cyprus: Training and development

Ageing workforce
16 januari 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Large

  Organisational background   The Ermes Group, the largest and most diverse retail organisation in Cyprus, invests in the training and qualification of its staff. It considers its older staff members to be valuable assets in creating good quality retail service. Older staff have many opportunities for promotion and they also act as mentors to the younger staff.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Commerce

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Vassiliko Cement Works, Cyprus: Flexible working practices/Training and development

Ageing workforce
15 januari 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   A stay on recruitment and the modernisation of production at Vassiliko Cement Works led the company to invest in its older workforce through continuous training and the development of labour force flexibility.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Glass and cement

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Flexible working practices, Health and well-being, Redeployment, Training, Wage Policy

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

British American Tobacco, Cyprus: Redeployment

Ageing workforce
14 januari 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   British American Tobacco (BAT) emphasises non-discrimination in its company policy. Its need for downsizing was achieved by giving support to older workers in redeployment.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Food beverage and tobacco

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, Exit Policy, Redeployment

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Materia, Cyprus: Recruitment/Training and development

Ageing workforce
11 januari 2007
  • Cyprus
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   At Materia, high-quality residential and home support care for older people is achieved by recruiting staff of mixed ages, ensuring systematic training for all staff and valuing the specific contribution older care workers can make in dealing with older clients.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Health and social work

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Changing attitudes, development, etc, Recruitment, Redeployment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Unskilled Manual

Dial-it – Telepage, Malta: Flexible working practices

Ageing workforce
09 januari 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Post and telecommunications

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Comprehensive approach, development, etc, Flexible working practices, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual

Motherwell Bridge, Malta: Training and development

Ageing workforce
08 januari 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Metal and machinery

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

Heritage Malta, Malta: Training and development

Ageing workforce
08 januari 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background   Heritage Malta is a national government agency, which was created by the state to improve the country’s cultural services. In operation since 1 January 2003, the organisation is committed to the management and promotion of Malta’s traditional cultural heritage. The agency’s head office is located in the capital city Valetta on the country’s east coast. Its mission is to ensure that those elements of cultural heritage entrusted to it are protected and made accessible to the public.
  • Legal form

    Public

  • Sectors

    Public sector

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Training

  • Target Groups

    Other non-manual, Professional/managerial

Park Hotel, Malta: Recruitment

Ageing workforce
07 januari 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Small

  Organisational background   The hotels and restaurants sector is one of the most important sectors in the Maltese economy. Built in the 1990s, the four-star Park Hotel has 152 rooms on six floors, as well as studios and family suites, a restaurant, coffee shop, lounge bar, indoor swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and massage parlour. Situated close to Sliema’s waterfront, the Park Hotel is located 10 kilometres from the airport and six kilometres from the capital city of Valletta on the east coast.
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Hotel restaurant and catering

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    Recruitment

  • Target Groups

    Professional/managerial, Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

Environmental Landscapes Consortium, Malta: Recruitment, training and development

Ageing workforce
07 januari 2007
  • Malta
  • Organisation Size

    Medium

  Organisational background  
  • Legal form

    Private

  • Sectors

    Maintenance and cleaning

  • Type of measure

    [field_ef_type_of_measure]

  • Initiative Types

    development, etc, Recruitment, Training

  • Target Groups

    Skilled Manual, Unskilled Manual

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