Extending Working Lives (EWL)

The Institute encourages age diverse hospitality workplaces through its Extending Working Lives (EWL) campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the benefits of employing all ages. In an industry where 48% of the workforce is currently under 29 - but almost a third of employees will be over the age of 50 by 2020 - employers are increasingly recognising the many benefits of diverse employment and adapting their hiring practices.

The Institute offers a free report, The Case for Recruiting and Retaining Older Workers: A Business Imperative for the Hospitality Sector, created with Capita Consulting and the Department for Work and Pensions. To obtain a copy email: library@instituteofhospitality.org.

In addition to the report, try the following free factsheets on EWL topics:

For a free article examining the benefits of employing all ages in hospitality, download 'Experienced, Fit and Able'.