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Germany - 28% of employers encourage older workers to stay on

22 April 2011

28% of German employers make a special effort to encourage older employees to stay with their companies for longer, according to new research carried out by staffing agency Randstad Germany.

33% of retailers and 25% of industrial companies make an effort to keep older personnel.

33% of large companies want to retain older staff compared to 25% of companies with between 50 and 249 employees.

62% of those companies, which actively want to retain older employees, offer flexible working hours and 55% adapt the workload to the specific needs of older employees by allocating less stressful and less physically demanding work to them but by increasing the allocation of tasks, which require experience.

14% offer financial incentives to older employees to make them stay.

11% of those employers who encourage older employees to stay on, do not offer any specific incentives to them.

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