Cover: Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies

Impact of the Recession on Age Management Policies

Case Study: BT, United Kingdom

Published in: European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin : Eurofound, 2012), p. 1-6

Posted on rand.org 2012

by Stephanie Diepeveen

BT has an 'age neutral' approach to promoting diversity and equality among age groups in its workforce. The organisation's equal opportunities and diversity policy aims to ensure everyone should have the same opportunities for employment and promotion based on their ability, qualifications and suitability for the work. While BT recognises that it has an ageing workforce, reflecting changes in UK society, its age neutral approach means that older age groups cannot specifically benefit in policies and practices. However, there are policies and practices that are more likely to benefit or be relevant to older workers, but that are open to workers belonging to any age group.

Research conducted by

This report is part of the RAND external publication series. Many RAND studies are published in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, as chapters in commercial books, or as documents published by other organizations.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.