Landmark research has identified that not only are we heading toward a 7.5 million skills gap by 2022, but just over a million people aged 50+ have been pushed out of work involuntarily and are actively looking to return to the workplace. These missing million older workers could potentially boost the UK economy by £88 billion, if they were able to stay in work for longer.
This number is steadily rising, due to reasons including redundancy, ill health, early retirement and most significantly unconscious bias and discrimination, with age still considered a ‘taboo’ subject in the workplace.
As an ageing population on track for approximately 19 million people over the age of 65 by 2050, Business in the Community held an event in Manchester to address this pressing issue, dispel common myths and bring it’s ‘Missing Million’ report series to the fore.
Business in the Community’s three part ‘Missing Million’ report series highlights the value of older workers, making recommendations to Government and responsible employers at a time when there is much discussion and growing business engagement in how we can all collectively support longer working lives.
Building on the progress older worker business champion Dr. Ros Altmann has made working tirelessly to promote …Read More
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