Age shall not weary them...
Only 60% of men in the UK who are over 55-years-old are in full-time employment although some companies have found it profitable to recruit older workers. Evidence from medical research has shown that workers aged 60-years-old are still 80% as fit as they were in their 20s. Legislation dealing with age discrimination does not exist in the UK unlike in the US where an Age Discrimination Act is in operation. Companies employing older workers in the UK have found that they can learn as quickly as the young, they are sociable with customers and are less likely to be absent from work.
Publication Name: Occupational Safety & Health
The cost of overseas aid
UK health authorities are turning to overseas nursing staff to fill some of the extra 15,000 nursing posts which were promised by health secretary Frank Dobson in 1998. About 1,791 Australian nurses applied for UK nursing registration between 1996 and 1997, with 583 nurses coming from New Zealand and 511 nurses coming from South Africa. A Nottingham health authority spent 10,000 pounds sterling recruiting 13 Finnish nurses in 1997, although three have since returned home.
Publication Name: Nursing Times
Cost: from bloated to lean: one small-business owner's journey
An owner of several small businesses has devised ways to reduce his workers' compensation premiums. These include joining certain employer associations which qualified his companies for lower premiums, revising employee classifications and shifting from an employee-paid to an employer-paid insurance program. He also improved his companies' safety and health programs via increased training and communications and off-the-job safety promotions.
Publication Name: Safety & Health
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