The continuing failure of companies to tackle staff shortages by taking on people over 50 or older has been highlighted by a BBC report. Its overview of the problem cites research from the Chartered Management Institute which suggests firms are much less open to hiring older workers than younger applicants – and says they will need to “shift their attitudes”. A survey of over 1000 managers found less then half (42%) were open “to a large extent” to employing those between 50 and 64. And a mere 18% were similarly inclined to hire over-65s.