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Younger and older workers needed

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June 27, 2012

Younger and older workers needed

The Institute of Hospitality publishes that with?youth unemployment staying stubbornly high, hospitality employers could lose sight of the demographic issues that will affect their businesses. Find recent age diversity resources here.

A new CIPD report Managing a Healthy Ageing Workforce, a National Business Imperative warns ?despite the continuing economic downturn, it is predicted that UK employers will need to fill an estimated 13.5 million job vacancies in the next 10 years but only seven million young people will leave school or college over this period. Migration alone will not fill the gap?. The report addresses the business case for managing an ageing workforce, the myths, and talent management.

2012 European Year of Active Ageing and Solidarity Between the Generations is promoting active ageing in employment and communities. For information on initiatives and how to get involved click here.

Free Occupational Health Advice Lines: a real help for SMEs. The Department for Work and Pensions provides a helpline aimed at SMEs dealing with individual employee health issues. The recently published evaluation of the helpline services found that about 4% of calls had been from Hospitality SMEs and 92% of all users thought the service was very or fairly useful. Around the same proportion would recommend it to others for free impartial and trusted advice.

Advice Lines:

England: 0800 0778844

Scotland: 0800 0192211

Wales: 0800 1070900

Source:?The Institute of Hospitality

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