Recruitment and re-skilling of older workers examined

24 January 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee examines the recruitment and re-skilling of older workers. It follows on from evidence that recruitment bias is a significant problem.


Wednesday 24 January 2018, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 09.50am:

  • Tom Hadley, Director of Policy, Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC)
  • Jane Shepherd, National Education Officer, UNISON
  • Teresa Donegan, Head of Learning and Organising Services, UNISON

At approx. 10.30am:

  • Ben Willmott, Head of Public Policy, CIPD
  • Ruby Peacock, Deputy Head of Public Affairs, Federation of Small Businesses

The second panel of witnesses will focus on the experiences and challenges in the retention of older workers, including the impact of caring responsibilities, such as caring for a spouse, on older people's employment.

Discrimination against older people in employment

The first evidence session emphasised the importance of tackling bias and discrimination that faces older peoples employment.

The second evidence session focused on whether age discrimination is stopping people from working in later life.

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