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Report | Perceptions and attitudes regarding older workers – what employers in Wales think

To better understand the current state of policies and approaches to workforce ageing in Wales, the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) and Business in the Community Cymru teamed up to conduct a survey of employers, asking them about their policies, practices, attitudes and perceptions of older workers. A joint report was produced which provides an executive summary, background, and findings from the survey, as well as recommendations for employers who wish to create a more age-friendly workplace.

Key findings

  • Only one third of organisations in Wales say they actively promote training and development opportunities to all age groups
  • Only one third of organisations in Wales say they offer flexible working hours and/or part-time options for older workers
  • Only 15% of organisations in Wales encourage their older workers to take an interest in their health and fitness
  • Just 5% of organisations  in Wales report that they have a strategy to address workforce ageing

Click here to download the report and see all key findings from the survey. A Welsh language version is also available and can be downloaded by clicking here.

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Age at Work is not delivered in England by Business in the Community, but we can support your business to respond to our ageing population and the needs of older workers in other ways. Learn more about Business in the Community’s work on age nationally.