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Reduce the age of your workforce to get more fresh ideas, NCVO conference told 30

10 May 2016 | Emily Corfe

Charities “can and should” make efforts to reduce the average age of the workforce, and should also be willing to risk breaching the law to sack underperforming staff, NCVO's HR conference heard yesterday.

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