Firms pledge to recruit more over-50s
- Aviva, Barclays, Atos and five other firms have agreed to promote over-50s employment by publishing data about the age of their workforce.
- They are responding to a call from the government's Business Champion for Older Workers, Andy Briggs.
- In February, he asked firms to increase older worker numbers by 12% by 2022.
- Mr Briggs warned that by then, there will be 14.5 million more jobs, but only seven million younger workers entering the workplace.
- He said older workers were vital in filling the UK's "colossal skills gap".
Do you know how many employees you have 'Over 50' - and the proportion of your workforce?
What practical steps would you take to make this happen? Positive discrimination?