More than one in five UK employers (22%) now expect to focus their “upskilling” efforts on over 50s, according to a report. The 50-64 age group comprises over 10m workers – a huge potential resource of experience available to fill the country’s talent gap. Most 50+ employees have no plans to slow down their careers but are much less likely to receive any coaching. Why? Employers fear broaching the suggestion could alienate older workers and incite discrimination.

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