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Pay & Benefits - Most businesses fail to accommodate older workers

More than half of employers have taken no specific action to meet the needs of older workers, research from Group Risk Development (GRiD) has shown.

Just 7% of organisations have refocused their health, wellbeing and absence management procedures to manage those with age-related conditions, and only 2% continue to provide group risk benefits for the over-65s.

However, the survey of 500 businesses revealed that many were taking steps: a quarter have introduced flexible working, 11% enable job sharing and one employer in 10 has adjusted roles and procedures to accommodate the needs of older workers.

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