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Positive about the older workforce

Red Berry Recruitment is positive about the older workforce.

According to research by PwC, only 64% of people aged 55-64 in the UK are in employment.

Given the lack of candidates available in the current job market, in tandem with the growth of job vacancies, isn’t it time this changed?

In fact, if this were to increase by just 20% – matching Sweden’s record on employing older people – it would add about £80bn to the GDP.

Research from Capita Resourcing shows that 94% of employers believe that older people could be key to bridging the skills gap, yet only 23% actively seeking to recruit people over 50.

Here at Red Berry Recruitment, we think it’s time to promote the older workforce.

The recruitment industry, whether consciously or not, is filled with underlying ageism. Younger people are generally looked for when people are looking for jobs. We believe that older workers can be the answer to filling the UK’s talent gap and we want to help.

If you are an older worker looking for a job, contact your nearest office today to see how we can help you.