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SMEs: Recruitment process favours younger workers

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Research commissioned by Close Brothers Asset Finance shows that many SMEs feel the recruitment process discriminates against older workers. Neil Davies, CEO, of Close Brothers Asset Finance, commented: “Our research has found that in recruitment there is the sense that it’s not currently a level playing field between the generations, with 66% of SME business owners of the view that the process favours younger workers.” The poll of 933 UK SMEs saw half say they are struggling to recruit the talent they need, with 35% expecting issues in filling roles over the next five years and 13% already struggling.

 

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