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Universities offer retraining programs for pre-retirees. Employees of pre-retirement age are most afraid of losing their jobs.
According to a survey conducted by NAFI, 57 percent of pre-retirees believe that if they are laid off, it will be impossible or extremely difficult for them to find a new job.
Therefore, it is believed that if there are five years or less left before retirement, then you need to hold on to your "chair" with both hands, otherwise it will be extremely difficult to find a job with a comparable position and salary. Of course, we are not talking about high-class managers or, on the contrary, about specialists with a low level of competence, where age, by and large, does not matter. The most vulnerable are mid-level workers.

The hh.ru portal conducted a survey among employers and found out how they relate to applicants of pre-retirement age. So, 30 percent of the respondents answered that they do not consider the resume of candidates of pre-retirement age in principle, 53 percent consider it among others, 17 percent answered that they do not, because applicants of retirement age do not respond to their vacancies.

Among the main reasons indicated by those employers who are not ready to hire pre-retirees are insufficient flexibility in work, stereotyped thinking, excessive commitment to their experience, which interferes with learning new things. A third of companies have a young team and a special corporate culture, where an older person does not fit. Almost as many fear that older employees do not know technology, that they cannot make quick and balanced decisions, and that they are not active and proactive enough.

“There is a negative trend towards older people in the labor market in our country,” confirms Elena Bogomolova, CEO of the recruiting agency PROTALENT lab. “We see that more and more companies openly speak out against ageism (age discrimination), trying to defiantly support age candidates but in fact, even people under 50, and sometimes 40-45 years old, companies try to give less priority. "

However, there are employers who value older employees for their many years of experience, a solid store of knowledge and competencies. "At the end of 2020, the majority of companies surveyed by hh.ru have mentoring and experience transfer programs (74 percent of companies surveyed where employees of retirement age have such programs, and 75 percent of companies surveyed that do not have such employees), - says Maria Ignatova, head of the research service at hh.ru. "If a company has employees of retirement age and there are such programs, they, as a rule, participate in them."

In 2019, the national project "Demography" was launched, within the framework of which it is possible to undergo advanced training or master a new profession for free.

In a rapidly changing world, new knowledge and skills are indispensable. "Retraining in this regard increases the chances of a particular specialist in the market - so the applicant can demonstrate his flexibility, adaptability, desire and desire to work, which the employer will undoubtedly appreciate", - says Elena Bogomolova.

The increase in the retirement age has created additional incentives to create conditions for the advanced training of older people. In 2019, the national project "Demography" was launched, within the framework of which one can undergo advanced training or master a new profession for free. For example, in the capital's Employment Center "My Job" there is a special program for training Muscovites of pre-retirement age. Men born in 1959-1963 and women born in 1964-1968 can get useful skills free of charge. Within the framework of the program, it is possible to improve computer literacy, master accounting, personnel management, get the profession of a gardener, cook, massage therapist, freight forwarder for the transportation of goods - more than 50 directions in total. Based on the results of training, a diploma of professional retraining is issued. Moreover, training takes place within the walls of the leading metropolitan universities.

Among the most demanded retraining areas by pre-retirees are procurement, marketing, human resource management, web design

"Plekhanov Russian University of Economics has more than 50 training programs for citizens 50 years and older (within the framework of the Demography national project)," says Svetlana Nechaeva, director of the Institute of Business and Management Education Business and executive education. "Implementation, control and management of procurement", "Marketing, advertising and public relations", "Accounting, analysis and audit", "Logistics", "Human resources management", "Human resources management", "Office work", "Web design and website development "," Internet marketing "," SMM-site promotion "and the software package" 1C: Enterprise ".
During training, pre-retirees receive new competencies that they can use in their professional activities.
Half of pre-retirees who lost their jobs in 2020 found a new one

Elena Bogomolova CEO PROTALENT LAB
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