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Saturday 19 January 2013

Business 'needs to adjust to ageing workforce'

Employers are not paying enough attention to the skills that older employees can bring to their organisations, new research suggests.

A survey published by e-learning solution provider Skillsoft has revealed that 92 per cent of UK business leaders admit that they will not invest in training for the over-60s.

Kevin Young, general manager at Skillsoft, stated that two billion people will be 60 or older by 2050 and with financial pressures and better healthcare many of them will remain in employment for longer.

He believes that businesses across they UK will need to re-think their business and employment plans to accommodate this ageing workforce.

Mr Young added: "With nearly 85 per cent of British bosses not considering training the over-60s as a priority, the problem appears more deep rooted than just a short-term cost-cutting exercise." 

The survey took data from more than 500 UK CEOs of firms with more than 250 employees.

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Source: Salespeak News

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