Research Output

Active Ageing: extending good practice on age management policies and practices in small and medium sized companies and organisations.

  The Social Experimentation for Active Ageing (hereafter referred to as Active Ageing) project involved the identification of good age management practice, supporting and encouraging employers (SMEs) in Edinburgh, participating in this European funded project, involving 4 European regions, to introduce such practices in the areas of recruitment, retention and retirement.

In a bid to present common pilot and evaluation findings, for the project, contributions from the Employment Research Institute at Edinburgh Napier University (responsible for undertaking initial baseline research and stakeholder interviews; developing and implementing the local pilot; development of the tools and methodology; data collection and data analysis; and reporting on measurable change) and Paul Guest (an independent consultant, contracted to undertake local evaluation) are brought together in a single report.

Report content, findings and conclusions are expected to prompt and promote discussion amongst local stakeholders, in particular those working to improve and enhance the social and economic status of older people in the labour market.

This project, was led jointly by the Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce and the Local Urban Development European Network - LUDEN.

  • Type:

    Project Report

  • Date:

    30 June 2011

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • Publisher

    the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS

  • Library of Congress:

    HD Industries. Land use. Labor

  • Funders:

    Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce, through the European Community Programme for Employment and Social Solidarity - PROGRESS (2007-2013)

Citation

Fuertes, V., Egdell, V., McQuaid, R. W. & Guest, P. (2011). Active Ageing: extending good practice on age management policies and practices in small and medium sized companies and organisations.

Authors

Keywords

Ageing; age management; SME's; Active Ageing Project; labour market;

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