Much has been written about the UK’s ageing population and the impact of this, both within the workplace and in society more widely. There is no doubt that this changing demographic presents a number of challenges for employers, but it also provides opportunities for organisations and individuals. Attracting and retaining the best and most productive workforce is likely to be a key aim for most, if not all, employers, and the employment of older workers can help with this. This may become an even greater consideration in employers’ workforce planning arrangements as the impact of Brexit on recruitment and retention, particularly in certain sectors/industries, becomes clearer.
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