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
- 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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