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Age discrimination still an issue for HR managers


Recent research from IT and business skills training company KnowledgePool finds that age discrimination is still an issue faced by HR managers, even though employees don't perceive it to be a problem.

According to the survey, 46 percent of HR managers considered older employees to be less receptive to training, less willing to take part and less likely to benefit from it. Most employees did not see this as an issue, with only 10% believing employers treat them differently to employees in other age groups.

KnowledgePool's executive chairman, David Wimpress, says that as the average age of Britain's workforce is increasing, it is imperative that business leaders recognise this and embrace the skills and knowledge of the 'silver workforce' and continue to develop their skills through training.

Our colleagues at LawZone report that a cabinet report published today has added further pressure on the government to commit itself to legislation barring age discrimination. The measure, which is expected to be part of the Labour manifesto for the next election is aimed at tackling the problem in this country of an ageing population. Officials say ministers have agreed to respond to the proposals "in substance and spirit".


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