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SENIOR EMPLOYEES ON THE JOB MARKET OF EUROPEAN UNION

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Author(s): Laszlo GULYÁS

Journal: Management & Marketing
ISSN 1841-2416

Volume: 7;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 137;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: labour market | pension system | senior employees | human resource management

ABSTRACT
In the European countries life expectancy is growing, but people tend to retireearlier and earlier. The aim of our paper is to examine what measures theindividual European countries take in order to keep senior citizens on theirrespective job markets as long as possible. Our essay consists of three parts.In the first part we examine the reform of the pension system. In the secondpart we survey the changing in-company employment policies. In the thirdpart we examine the attempt of improvement of the employability of seniorcitizens themselves. The final conclusion of our paper can be summarised asfollows: senior employees in general represent a significant group in humanresources, the potentials of which ought to be and need to be utilized.Employers need to understand that the employment of senior people has itsadvantages. It is also very important to act accordingly.
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