Besides it being both a legal requirement and an ethical approach to employing people there are good business reasons why an employer should explore all avenues to find the best person for the job and have a staff which is as diverse at least as its customers. We have compiled easily digestible points for why a diverse work place makes business sense. Please view our quick business benefits presentation.
Snapshot Facts and figures about Age Diversity
Between 2010 and 2020 the UK will need 2.1 million new entrants to the adult workforce, a demand which can only be met through a combination of most adults working longer and a huge increase in the number of adults re-entering the labour market.
50+ years olds are absent less often than their younger counterparts, absence rate of 2.4% and 1.9% respectively, compare to the national average of 2.5%.
50-59 year olds earn on average less per year than 30-39 and 40-49 year olds; £28,356 compared to £29,004 and £30,443 respectively
The number of age discrimination cases brought to tribunal has risen by a third in the past year
There are currently 384,000 unemployed over 50s in the UK, 4.5% of the total over 50 population, (Nov 2010)
In 2010, 26.53% of the UK’s redundancies have been aged over 50. The highest in ten years.
For a full list of statistical information on Age & Employment please click here.
This legal information is provided by "acas" (www.acas.org.uk)
Acas is the employment relations service for England, Scotland and Wales offering practical, independent and impartial advice to employers, employees and their representatives. Acas encourages people to work together effectively, and aims to promote good practice in the workplace as well as helping to resolve disputes.