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Type of publication: Straipsnis / Article
Author(s): Schwarz-Woelzl, Maria
Title: Older workers – new learning needs for staff recruiters
Other Title: Pagyvenę dirbantieji – nauji mokymosi poreikiai personalo įdarbintojams
Is part of: Profesinis rengimas: tyrimai ir realijos, 2009, nr. 18, p. 199-205
Date: 2009
Abstract: Corporate sustainability in times of a demography-induced shrinking labour market will depend on redefining and transforming human resource practices to retain workers of all ages and backgrounds. The involvement of mature workers will be decisive for the economic success of tomorrow. By now, a great number of R&D projects are investigating the theoretical and practical impact of the ageing workforce on human resources management; the aspect of (re-) integration of mature workers into the labour market has until now remained a side issue. As the issue of age discrimination in staff recruitment exists on a European level and many standard recruitment criteria show a strong age bias, the EU project mature@eu aims at promoting age-neutral recruitment processes. The idea behind this concept is to consider only the qualifications, skills and competencies of job applicants, and to deliberately exclude age as a criterion. The project’s objective has been to develop an open e-learning platform for recruiters, thus supporting them to become effective in age-neutral recruitment policies and practices. mature@eu’s e-learning platform is available online, each of its 16 language versions containing country-specific information. In June 2009, mature@eu received the ”Keeping on Track Best Practice Project” award. This article first discusses central learning needs for recruiters in relation to an ageing labour market. Then it addresses the rationale of mature@eu, and illustrates some of the promising project results.
Appears in Collections:Profesinis rengimas: tyrimai ir realijos 2009, nr. 18

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