Business | Toolkits and Resources - Business In The Community
  • Age Cymru EnvisAGE report (English version)
    A spotlight on employment and older people. Download now
  • Age Cymru EnvisAGE report (Welsh version)
    Taflu goleuni ar gyflogaeth a phobl hŷn Download now
  • Perceptions and attitudes regarding older workers - What employers in Wales think
    A joint report by Business in the Community Cymru and the Centre for Ageing and Dementia Research (CADR) as part of the Age at Work Programme. Download now
  • Perceptions and attitudes regarding older workers - What employers in Wales think (Welsh version)
    Canfyddiadau ac agweddau ynghylch gweithwyr hŷn - Beth yw barn cyflogwyr cymru Download now
  • What Workers Want 2023 report: Older workers
    Download the Hays What Workers Want report to find out what attracts and keeps professionals over the age of 50 in a role. The report examines topics such as ageism, flexible working, benefits and more. Download report
  • Making Age Work | May 2023
    11 priorities for an age-friendly employer Download report
  • What matters to over 50s in Wales | October 2023
    Experiences of people aged 50 or over in Wales Download now
  • Beth sy'n bwysig I chi? | Hydref 2023
    Profiadau cyfredol pobl 50 oed neu hŷn yng Nghymru Download now
  • Age-Inclusive Employer Toolkit | Wales
    Jan 2020 | Information and innovative ways to support your business to retain, retrain and recruit older people. Divided into four sections: Finance; Health & Wellbeing; Work/life balance and Workplace Practices. Download now
  • Mythbusting on older workers
    A factsheet to help dispel common myths around older employees. Download now
  • Age-Inclusive Employer Toolkit | Northern Ireland
    Jan 2020 | Information and innovative ways to support your business to retain, retrain and recruit older people. Divided into four sections: Finance; Health & Wellbeing; Work/life balance; and Workplace Practices Download report
  • Age-positive image library
    Photos in the image library, which depict older people in non-stereotypical ways, are available to download for free. View image library
  • Mid-Career Reviews
    Age NI is offering an opportunity for individuals aged 50+ to reflect and take a look at inter-related areas of their life and provide an overview of three key areas: Financial Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, and Career Support. Find out more
  • Opening Doors to diverse talent
    Opening Doors is Business in the Community’s (BITC) flagship inclusive recruitment campaign, which calls on employers to change how they recruit to help make 2 million jobs more inclusive by 2025. Find out more
  • Mid-Career Review | Wales
    An opportunity for individuals aged 50+ to reflect and take a look at inter-related areas of their life and provide an overview of three key areas: Financial Wellbeing, Health and Wellbeing, and Career Support. Find out more
  • Age Scotland | Age Inclusive Workplace
    We support organisations in building age-inclusive workplaces in a number of ways. Find out more
  • Age-Inclusive Business Review
    A self-assessment tool to help businesses identify gaps in relation to being an age-inclusive and age-friendly employer. Available in Wales & Northern Ireland. Find out more
  • Bean Research Final Report
    Insights and analytics from the programme Download report
  • Business in the Community | Menopause in the Workplace
    This toolkit first published in 2020 and now updated for 2023 provides insight into how menopause impacts women in the workplace. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | The Mid-Life MOT: Getting Started
    This toolkit explains how employers can use a mid-life MOT to address the challenges older workers face in all aspects of their life. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Getting Started on Age: from Data to Action
    At Business in the Community (BITC) we have developed our Age Friendly Employer framework and Look, Listen, Act approach. These will enable you to create a diverse and inclusive culture which capitalises on the skills and expertise of all your people. The key actions to take are explained in the accompanying toolkit ‘Becoming an age friendly employer’. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Supporting Carers in the Workplace: A practical guide for employers
    More and more employees are informally caring for elderly parents and family members – and the number is set to grow. The ability to support and retain informal carers in the workplace is increasingly important for UK business. This toolkit provides the knowledge and practical advice your business needs to support informal carers. It includes best practice support for carers from Aviva, a template ‘carers passport’ and other resources. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | How to deliver Midlife Career Reviews
    An HR guide for implementing and managing Midlife Career Reviews Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Upskilling for All: Supporting low-skilled employees to progress at work
    Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Who Cares?Report
    Transforming how we combine work with caring responsibilities. In partnership with Ipsos. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Missing Link
    An ageing workforce in the digital era: older workers, technology and skills. Click here to access
  • Business in the Community | Becoming An Age Friendly Employer
    This report is a practical summary of what organisations can do to become an age-friendly employer. It covers everything from recruitment to supporting health at work to helping staff in mid-life plan for their future. This research from the Centre for Ageing Better, produced in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC) calls for more employers inclusive of those over 50, including doing more to tackle age discrimination. Click here to access
  • Older People's Commissioner for Wales | How to avoid ageism in communications
    Practical tips for professionals Click here to access
  • CIPD | Flexible after Fifty Report
    The CIPD has collaborated with the 50Plus Choices Employer Taskforce to recommend ways in which the Government can help employers reap the benefits of recruiting and retaining 50+ workers.
  • CIPD | Flexible and hybrid working practices in 2023
    This research explores employer and employee perspectives of flexible and hybrid working practices and asks whether organisations are doing enough to meet employee demand.
  • CIPD | Understanding Older Workers
    This report helps employers better understand older workers, who we generally define as those aged 50+. By knowing who they are, their experiences, and what preferences they hold, as well as the important differences and considerations that emerge as people get older, we can design better jobs to support more fulfilling working lives.
  • CIPD | Should we be worried about the drop in older workers?
    Jon Boys poses this question in his latest CIPD Voice article by analysing the CIPD Understanding Older Workers Report