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Employers finding it more difficult to recruit skilled people

Two years ago it was common for employers to get hundreds of applications for one low level vacancy. Well, the table has turned and it's now become more of a buyers' market where jobseekers with good skills and experience are in shorter supply. Research by the over 50s jobsite Skilled...
Posted on Nov 2, 2015 at 18:32

Londoners are more ageist in jobs market

New research from a recruitment organisation has found that jobseekers aged over 50 may well find it more difficult to find work in London than other parts of the UK. This is because 20 per cent of Londoners consider that people aged over 50 are too old to do their jobs properly. Can you beli...
Posted on Oct 2, 2015 at 12:27

Numbers of over 50s working hits a record high

The latest employment figures from the government show that the over 50s have a constant hunger for work as 8.2 million are still employed and economically active. Not only has this record high of over 50s workers been hit but in the last 12 months the number of people aged over 50 working ha...
Posted on Aug 15, 2015 at 12:26

Employers warning on skills crisis in the workplace - what about the over 50s?

The CBI has come out today with a report saying that there is a growing skills shortage in the workplace and this could affect UK productivity negatively in the future. Yet, no mention is made of the waste of talent among the over 50s where employers seem only too happy to say goodbye to quality ...
Posted on Jul 13, 2015 at 12:10

Are you confused about the new State pension?

Many people know that the State pension will be changing in the not too distant future. It's only natural to assume that it will change for the worse rather than the better, but is this the case. Will the over 50s be the losers or winners from the changes that are being made. Well, it see...
Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:19

Over 50s are why employment levels are increasing

The latest UK figures for employment show that more people are working in the UK as the country recovers after the recession. What is not always clear is that the age group which is helping this growth are those in jobs aged over 50. This continues a trend that saw workers aged over 65 pass t...
Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 14:04

Where is it easier to get a job? Reading or Hull?

It may not be practical for most people but it's the case that if a jobseeker is willing to get on their bike they are more likely to be successful in the south than the north, A new study has found that places like Reading and Guildford have much lower levels of applicants per job than p...
Posted on Jun 1, 2015 at 10:51

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
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