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Rethinking Careers

Introduction and background

This project aims to support companies to rethink existing Human Resource (HR) processes to keep their workforce active longer and adapt to the challenges of demographic change and pension reforms in EU countries. The project also contributes to the Skills for Jobs European Business Campaign target to better equip 5 million people by 2016 with the skills required to perform in today’s business environment.

Building on the results from the 2011-2012 project “The business contribution to active ageing”, the practical outcomes of this project will be the development of:

The LEA Tool

Use the Lifelong Employability Assesment (LEA) Tool to assess your company's readiness for lifelong career management

  • Identify how to integrate lifelong employability factors into your HR processes.
  • Use analysis which includes a benchmark against peers and best in class, opportunities for enhancement and best practices to build the business case and effect change at corporate level and within company subsidiaries.

Engage in the project

To help your company optimise employees’ employability, this project will allow you to:

  • Assess your company’s level of maturity in relation to age management.
  • Discover ways to improve HR operations by integrating age-management factors into HR operations across life stages.
  • Share knowledge and best practices on employability with experts and peers to replicate processes and methodologies.
  • Foster policy dialogue with the European Commission (DG EMPL) and social partners in order to co-shape the necessary enabling frameworks.

For more information, take a look at our Rethinking Careers factsheet here.


Project leaders

Project partners

Activities to date: