Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper from Acas. Senior policy advisor at the conciliation service, Adrian Wakeling, sets out the issues.
A model pre-retirement training policy, which sets out the pre-retirement training that is offered to employees.
The 2011 XpertHR survey on the abolition of the default retirement age finds that seven employers in 10 will not be requiring employees to retire at a given age, but the remaining three in 10 remain undecided about what approach they will adopt.
XpertHR finds that four employers in 10 have reviewed other policy areas than retirement to counteract the impact of the removal of the default retirement age (DRA), with performance management the most common area of change.
Our latest research finds that seven employers in 10 have concerns about the future impact of the abolition of the default retirement age on their organisation.
The abolition of the default retirement age will necessitate a widespread change of attitude towards the termination of employment for older workers. We examine how pre-retirement courses can help ease the strain.
A retirement planning course offered by the Natural Environment Research Council is highly valued by employees and has helped to encourage take-up of partial retirement.
A half-day pre-retirement course offered by BT to employees from the age of 50 has helped shift attitudes towards retirement across the workforce.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pre-retirement support.