The restriction imposed by Brexit, the change of attitude resulting from Covid and a permanent search for a more balanced lifestyle, has resulted in a massive shortage of staff for our beloved industry. The industry has lost 121,000 EU workers in the last 2 years and the vacancy rate well exceeds the application rate.
Decision-makers are now looking at alternative ways to fill vacancies and one very untapped workforce category is the senior (I will admit that I am a bit biased, being in that category myself). It is a great source of manpower as economic inactivity has been on the rise among Britons aged between 50 and 64 years old over the past two years. Nearly 28 percent of that age group are economically inactive, compared with 25.5 percent before the pandemic.