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Time is quickly running out to become an Official Campaign Partner of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign, so sign up now and join Europe’s top organisations in helping to promote the benefits of a sustainable working life.
At the time of writing 78 Official Campaign Partners are on board to spread the message and raise awareness. They are contributing through online promotions, and by hosting and participating in lots of exciting events, trainings, publications and partnerships. Plus, much more is in the pipeline for the rest of the campaign. The network is made up of European and international companies and organisations representing employers’ and workers’ federations, technology platforms, non-governmental...See more
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ more than half the workers in the EU, and therefore their occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions have a great impact on the EU economy. Whilst all SMEs are different and face different...
Addressing the challenge of an ageing workforce depends on stimulating and mobilising SMEs to take action and to make them aware of the benefits of retaining older workers. Research shows that measures to promote longer working lives are less common in SMEs, so raising awareness and providing SMEs with examples of good practices is key. SMEs have a different set of weaknesses when it comes to age management, particularly considering budgetary constraints and the smaller number of staff. Less...See more
Employers are increasingly tapping into the benefits that active age management practices such as intergenerational cooperation can bring, not only to bridge the gap between young and older workers but also to increase the overall knowledge within...
With birth rates in decline, fewer young people entering the labour market and an ageing population, age management is becoming an increasingly pressing concern in the EU. However, some employers are not yet taking full advantage of the experience and skills already inside their firms. Intergenerational exchange is a cost-effective and efficient way of transferring knowledge to safeguard against the loss of skills from retirements or staff departures. Mentoring programmes have long been used to...See more
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If you are an international or pan-European organisation or company, EU-OSHA invites you to apply to become an official campaign partner of the 2016-17 Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign. From the wealth of opportunities for networking and good practice exchange to increasing your visibility and gaining recognition for your commitment, there are a multitude of benefits of becoming an official campaign partner. To find out how to become an official campaign partner, have a look at the...See more
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In 2002, Official Campaign Partners EuroCommerce and Uni Europa jointly created the "Voluntary Guidelines supporting age diversity in the commerce sector" as a potential framework for social partners to promote active ageing policies in the sector...
The revised guidelines continue promoting a dynamic commerce industry, as well as recommending best practices for ageing workers, in line with the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages campaign and as source of inspiration for employers and workers in any sector. The guidelines encourage employers to take an age-neutral approach in the field of human resources management and to base recruitment and training on the skills and abilities - not the age - of workers. They also outline how social partners...See more
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International Youth Day, taking place on 12 August, aims to highlight the challenges faced by young people in different walks of life. So what about the challenges facing young people at work? Young workers are 40 % more likely to suffer serious...
EU-OSHA is committed to tackling the hazards faced by young workers, and it forms a key part of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign. After all, the young workers of today are the older workers of tomorrow, which is why early prevention at work is the key to healthy and active ageing. Several factors put young people at increased risk in the workplace: a lack of skills or training; unawareness of their rights and employers’ duties; a lack of confidence to speak out; and employers not...See more
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You can be involved in the Healthy Workplaces Campaign, whether you are a worker , employer , occupational safety and health professional , HR manager , researcher or policy-maker . We have resources tailored to each of these groups, such as campaign materials, case studies, publications, and practical tools and guidance, including an e-guide on managing safety and health at work for an ageing workforce. Safety and health at work is good for everyone, so get involved today! Visit our website to...See more
A key objective of the Healthy Workplaces for All Ages Campaign is to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing from the start of, and throughout, working life. Lifelong learning is a great way to help both workers and employers face the...
While longer, healthier lives is reason to celebrate, we must also remember that a decreasing birth rate means fewer young people entering the labour market. For employers this means a reduction in the potential pool of workers which could result in workforce and skill shortages. This in turn will impact productivity, competitiveness and the ability to provide essential services. Retaining older, skilled and experienced workers is therefore becoming increasingly important, as migration may be...See more
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"Managing labor activity of employees 50+ " is a project which aims to maintain work activity of employees which are over 50 years old. It targets the development and implementation of a solution for employees in micro, small and middle sized...
"Managing labor activity of employees 50+ " is a project which aims to maintain work activity of employees which are over 50 years old. It targets the development and implementation of a solution for employees in micro, small and middle companies, as well as the social businesses. The solution will contain a concept depicting better usage of employees’ resources over 50 years. Its emphasis lies especially on the bigger risk of age connected diseases and the weaker physical and mental condition...See more
It is all about you: take care of your health and keep fit to stay on top of your game through your entire working life and beyond!
The first video of fun and engaging SAP Healthy Ageing Tips in a Minute Video Series is now available: For further information Patricia O'Callaghan +353 91 433 137See more