Learning new tricks

Shepherd, Clive
December 2003
IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p24
Trade Publication
Age and employment are increasingly hitting the headlines nowadays, because although there is no legislation at present on age discrimination in employment in Great Britain, the government is committed to the European Union Directive to introduce age discrimination legislation by 2006. In addition, in 1999, Labor also introduced the Code of Practice on Age Diversity in Employment. With an ageing population being urged to work ever longer to help alleviate the pensions crisis, employers will find the average age of their workforce rising and their older employees expecting more from them in terms of employment opportunities and training. According to Karen Murphy, a lead consultant for Bayer Business Services, older employees understand the importance of continuous learning. INSET: THE PANELIST LINE-UP.


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