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Productivity prediction linked to growth in jobs for the over 50s

Mark Carney, the Governor of the Bank of England has pointed to the growth in the number of people employed aged over 50 and 60 as an indication that the UK is hungry for business and that productivity will rise during 2015. There are now 1 million people aged over 65 in jobs and the number o...
Posted on May 21, 2015 at 13:03

Workers aged over 50 are less likely to be off sick than younger workers

It's true! What those of us over 50 have always known, that we take fewer days off sick than our younger colleagues. This is due to many factors but due chiefly to lifestyle factors and a diiferent approach to reliability. Workers aged over 50 unite to spread the message that we're no...
Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:59

Flexible working is good for both employers and employees

Many people aged over 50 want to achieve a work / life balance which allows them to still enjoy the social interaction benefits of working but also allow time to do other things and support family members. Employers and older workers are finding that a more flexible approach to flexible worki...
Posted on May 14, 2015 at 11:55

Roz Altmann gets Pensions Minister role in new government

Roz Altmann, the champion of people aged over 50 and older workers, has been recognised in the new Conservative government with the role of Pensions Minister, announces SkilledPeople.com. Ms Altmann held a senior position with Saga for many years and had been operating as a consultant on matt...
Posted on May 14, 2015 at 10:46

New poll of over 50s shows which politicians older voters would holiday with or cross the road to av

George Osborne could be going on a singles holiday this year according to a survey from the over 50s jobs website SkilledPeople.com whose members voted him their least favourite holiday partner. The Chancellor got zero votes followed closely by Ed Balls and Alex Salmond who were selected by o...
Posted on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:01

Voters aged over 50 make their election 2015 priorities very clear

The UK's most imprtant voting group, those aged over 50, have set out their election preferences: older voters are up to two thirds more likely to vote than younger groups house building, jobs and the NHS will get most support from the over 50s a Conservative majority is t...
Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 11:39

Labour and Lib Dems off target with messaging to over 50s

Following the publication of the Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem manifestos this week, the Tories appear to have pushed more of the ‘hot buttons’ for influential voters aged over 50. The over 50s website SkilledPeople.com polled 500 of its members across the UK on a range of elec...
Posted on Apr 17, 2015 at 11:29

Take part in the SkilledPeople Election survey for jobseekers aged over 50

SkilledPeople.com is trying to get the voices of older jobseekers aged over 45, 50 or 65 heard at Election time. We launched a survey at Constant Contact which has 10 quick and easy questions. It takes about two minutes to do so if you have a spare moment please take part. We can't do our...
Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 14:49

Take part in the SkilledPeople Election survey for jobseekers aged over 50

SkilledPeople.com is trying to get the voices of older jobseekers aged over 45, 50 or 65 heard at Election time. We launched a survey at Constant Contact which has 10 quick and easy questions. It takes about two minutes to do so if you have a spare moment please take part. We can't do our...
Posted on Apr 7, 2015 at 14:48

Insurer claims that 3 million people aged over 50 are living with a serious illness

Some three million people over the age of 50 in the UK are living with a serious illness, a study by life insurer Engage Mutual has argued. The report, “Fluctuating conditions, fluctuating support: Improving organisational resilience to fluctuating conditions in the workforce”, fo...
Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:08

Scots aged over 50 to get tickets to ride to job interviews on ScotRail

Scottish job hunters will get free rail travel to interviews then a month’s free travel when they land a job under a new ScotRail franchise. Over-50s will also be eligible for discounts currently reserved to over 55s, and all passengers will have access to advance fares from £5 be...
Posted on Mar 30, 2015 at 12:06

Are the over 50s feeling the stress and taking the strain?

You'd think that people aged over 50 would be living the life of Riley? Blessed with mortgage free houses, final salary pensions and an empty nest. The reality may be very different for many of the over 50s with no job prospects, limited financial resources and relationships under pressu...
Posted on Mar 19, 2015 at 11:43

New government report on older workers misses a trick

The government has published a new report looking at the problems older workers have staying in work after the age of 50. Called 'A new vision for older workers' it puts a bright spotlight on the need to retain, retrain and recruit. The report, authored by Dr Ros Altmann the older wor...
Posted on Mar 13, 2015 at 19:03

Impartial advice to help jobseekers aged over 50 and beyond

The UK government's main .gov.uk website now has a section devoted to providing advice for older jobseekers aged over 50. There is also information for employers regarding hiring older workers and the advantages they bring. Impartial advice can be hard to come by in the recruitment arena ...
Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 17:44

Recruiters to be targetted in age discrimination clampdown

Reasearch by skilledpeople.com over the years has shown that age descrimination by employers and recruiters is rife despite it being illegal. Now it looks like the government could be about to get tough on this issue..at long last. The government's leader on this issue, Dr Ros Altmann,&nb...
Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:29

Report suggests that employers are paying lip service to age diversity in the workplace

Whilst many employers outwardly support the benefits of having a balance of employees whose ages reflect the population, in practice they seem only too keen to put up barriers to employment for the over 50s. A BITC study foiund that found that 38.1% of people aged between 16 and 29 who lost t...
Posted on Feb 10, 2015 at 10:27

Apply now to get an estimate of your new state pension

All people aged over 55 can now apply to the Pensions Service to get a estimate of what their new state pension will be once the new regulations are introduced. Some people aged 60 are getting a nice surprise as the estimated weekly payment is much higher than they expected it to be. The ...
Posted on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:56

After TVs and cameras, retirement is now becoming a lot more complicated

After TVs and cameras, retirement is now becoming a lot more complicated say the experts. It used to be the case that the 'pipe and slippers' arrived on a 65th birthday. Now it's 'death by a thousand cuts' which can start as early as 50 years old and take twenty years to f...
Posted on Feb 6, 2015 at 14:22

Age diversity delivers better results at McDonalds

They may not be everyone's idea of the world's greatest employer but McDonalds is helping the over 50s by proving that an older workforce delvers benefits straight to the bottom line. Levels of customer service are 20% higher in restaurants with staff aged 60 or over - numbering appro...
Posted on Feb 2, 2015 at 14:40

Barclays wants to bring over 50s into apprenticeship scheme

Barclays bank plans to open up its apprenticeship programmes to the over 50s. A bank spokesperson said the move forms part of Barclays’ commitment to improving diversity across its whole organisation regardless of disability, age, gender and sexual orientation. The spokesperson adde...
Posted on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:59

29% rise in demand for talented people

Professional recruitment firms now have 29% more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This increase in opportunities coincides with the latest research from the Institute of Leadership ...
Posted on Jan 22, 2015 at 18:37

48% of over 50s want to work until they are 65 to 70

Almost half of employees (48%) over the age of 50 want to keep working between the age of 65 and 70, according to new research from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). The independent YouGov study, which surveyed more than 2,000 retired and non-retired people aged over 50, also reveal...
Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 15:07

Should you not mention O Levels on a CV?

Older jobseekers are being told to avoid putting O-levels on their CV because they may suffer age discrimination for holding old-style qualifications. There were cases of older people altering their job applications after suffering “constant rejection” it is claimed. O-levels,...
Posted on Jan 19, 2015 at 14:55

High wealth for the over 50s

While many Britons are still recovering from the financial crisis, the over-50s are enjoying record levels of wealth, figures show. New analysis found older people now enjoy a greater proportion of everything from property wealth to stocks and shares than they did in 2008. Saga, which com...
Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:52

People want to work to 70 says government

Most older workers are giving up the traditional idea of retirement and "want" to keep working into their seventies, ministers say. In a study commissioned for the Government, just 17 per cent of people in their fifties said that stopping work entirely at age 60 or 65 was the "...
Posted on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:49
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