The UK job market is currently going through dramatic changes, especially due to the effects of COVID-19 and Brexit, with reports of shortages in many sectors. And yet we know that 36% of 50-69 year olds feel at a disadvantage applying for jobs due to their age. In addition to giving older workers a fair chance to progress, age-friendly recruitment could be an important strategy for employers, by tapping into an experienced, diverse workforce.

This joint event, by the Centre for Ageing Better and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), will present the findings of the research programme Good Recruitment for Older Workers (GROW) and should be of interest to employers, recruiters, HR practitioners, policymakers and labour market researchers.

Join us as we look at ways to reduce age bias and discrimination in the recruitment process.

Speakers
  • Chair: Kim Chaplain, Associate Director for Work, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Beth Mason, Institute for Employment Studies
  • Johnny Runge, NIESR
  • Johannes Lohmann, Behavioural Insights Team

This event will take place online, 30 September from 10 - 11.30am. 

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Read more about the Good Recruitment for Older Workers (GROW) via Centre for Ageing Better