Here we look at different aspects of age discrimination, its sources, as well as its effects on both individuals and organisations in the labour market. We include perspectives from Sweden, Finland, and Belarus. In Sweden, our example shows how researchers collaborate with human resources professionals to introduce age management practices in workplaces. A good practice from Finland provides us with an example of how older workers become empowered to fight age discrimination at work.
The importance of digital and ICT skills development for longer working lives in the age group 55+ and how to bridge the digital divide
ICT proficiency, the ability to use digital technology and communication tools, is essential for a growing number of jobs today and for accessing services in daily life. Some groups, such as older workers, risk being left behind.
Women in the age group 55+ face particular challenges related to remaining in working life, one of them is finding a work/life balance. Here we look at the situation in the countries in the Baltic Sea Region, including closer perspectives from Poland, Sweden and Lithuania.
Poor health constitutes the main reason for early retirement. How is this linked to working conditions and what are the measures required to tackle this issue?