The Fifties Revival

Kodz J, Kersley B, Bates P | Report 359 | Institute for Employment Studies | Jul 1999

The government's Code of Practice for Age Diversity in Employment, launched in June 1999, focused attention on age related issues.

This study, funded by the IES Research Club, was based on analysis of the literature and secondary data on the demographic and labour market characteristics of the older workforce, as well as interviews with five leading employers from a range of sectors, and a one day workshop with IES Corporate Members.

The aim of the interviews and the workshop was to draw out the implications of the secondary data analysis for HR policy and practice. Some of the employers participating had implemented measures targeted at attracting or managing older workers in the workplace.