Employers Forum on Age


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Employers Forum on Age

An independent network of leading employers in the UK who recognise the business value of attracting and retaining experienced employees, regardless of their age. Through regular reports, studies and research, the EFA increases knowledge and understanding about the issue of age discrimination in the workplace.
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Sam Mercer, director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: "Six months on, it is disappointing to find so many people are still falling victim to ageism at work.
Sam Mercer, of the Employers Forum on Age, said firms must face the challenge and recruit "according to ability not age".
Sam Mercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: 'While the Government's consultation on age legislation is keen to identify circumstances when making decisions based on age must be justified, our findings reveal real confusion among graduates when questioned about what should and should not be allowed.
Claims of pounds 193m could be made in 2006 - the first year the legislation is introduced - according to the Employers Forum on Age.
The Employers Forum on Age, which includes BT, Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Sainsbury's, Halifax and Nationwide, have launched The Business Case for Age Diversity, to promote the benefits of employing a mixed-aged workforce.
The Essential Guide to Age Discrimination Legislation - launched by the Employers Forum on Age to coincide with the Government's consultation on the new legislation - campaigns for businesses to influence and take part in the debate on outlawing ageism.
Sam Mercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: 'We welcome the Government's two-stage approach to the consultation on age discrimination legislation.
Ruth Jarratt, for the Employers Forum on Age, which conducted the survey, said: "The findings send a clear message that young workers are still being held back by ageist attitudes."
The Employers Forum on Age has urged them to take a radical approach towards tackling the UK's ageist business culture estimated to cost the economy pounds 31 billion per year.
The Employers Forum on Age wants companies to change their approach towards over-50s.
Sam Mercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: 'The Government is acutely aware of the gravity of the problem and its concern has been heightened by the knowledge that the population is rapidly ageing.
The Employers Forum on Age, which promotes mixed age workforces, said of the 9.3million people aged between 50 and 64, more than a third are not in work and it claimed people within those age brackets were capable of producing at least pounds 26billion a year for the economy.
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