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Age Positive

This collection brings together all documents relating to Age Positive.

DWP’s Age Positive initiative brings together research and information from employers on effectively managing an ageing workforce of all generations. Download and use this information freely in communications and in connection with supporting employers.

Employer toolkit

Our ‘Employer toolkit: guidance for managers of older workers‘ contains guidance for managers of older workers across all business sectors. It includes information about:

  • retaining, retraining and recruiting older workers
  • legal requirements and flexible working arrangements
  • many other areas of interest

We plan to publish further guidance on the challenges of managing older people in different sectors of the economy.

Please send suggestions about how we can make this future guidance more useful to fuller.workinglives@dwp.gsi.gov.uk

Other guidance about older workers

Employing older workers: an employer’s guide to today’s multi-generational workforce answers employer questions and issues concerning recruitment, performance, succession management, retention and transfer of skills, bringing on younger workers, and retirement. It offers good practice solutions tried and tested by employers of various sectors and sizes.

Employer case studies: employing older workers for an effective multi-generational workforce has over 30 real life examples. They show how employers of various sectors and sizes have made the best of the opportunities and effectively managed the issues presented by an ageing workforce. They offer practical examples and transferable experience.

Help and support for older workers provides guidance about working past 50 and employing older workers. It is aimed at older people who want to get back into, or stay in, work and employers who could benefit by employing older people.

The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) provides free advice for employers on employment legislation including advice on age and the workplace.

The Age Action Alliance has produced a resources pack to help employers manage the health and on-going productivity of an ageing workforce.

Statistical information

The following publications have statistical information about age and employment.

  1. Fuller working lives – background evidence

    • Statistics
  2. Older workers statistical information booklet: quarter 2, 2013

    • Statistics
  3. Extending working life: sector initiative analysis

    • Statistics
  4. Graphs showing older worker employment nationally and by sector

    • Statistics

Any organisation that supports and practices the points covered by the ‘Employing older workers’ guide can freely display the Age Positive logo. You can download the logo in English and Welsh.

  1. Age Positive logo

    • Promotional material