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UK: Older workers still neglected over training and performance issues

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Tue Jun 21 2011

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(From hrmagazine.co.uk) -- As the Pensions Bill makes its way through The Commons, older workers are still often neglected when it comes to training and performance management according to a report this week from the CIPD.

The Employee Outlook: Focus on an Ageing Workforce survey of 2,000 employees found less than half of workers (46%) aged 65 and above report they have had a formal performance appraisal either once a year or more frequently, compared to 65% of all employees.

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In all 44% of employees aged 65 and above have not had a formal performance appraisal in the last two years or never, compared to a survey average of 27%.

Older workers are also much less likely than younger workers to have received training, with 51% of those aged over 65 saying they had received no training in the last three years or never, compared to 32% across all age groups.

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