Proposal for legislative actions to boost #SeniorTalent.

On November 17, the third edition of “La Decisión SAVIA” took place at ENDESA’s offices, an event dedicated to the senior talent of people over 50 years old, which is developed within the framework of the “Generación SAVIA” project, promoted by the ENDESA Foundation and the MásHumano Foundation.

Generación SAVIA aims to boost the employability of senior talent in Spain, and currently has more than 35,000 people registered on its platform, with the support of more than 180 collaborators and 500 organizations. These legislative measures presented below are a great opportunity for senior professionals, companies and Public Administrations to all benefit from a great talent that has a long career behind them, experience and accumulated knowledge, and can serve as a boost for job creation, more necessary than ever in this crisis by Covid-19.

Our director, Ana Higuera, participated in the event where “Propuesta de medidas legislativas para el impulso del #TalentoSenior” was presented. The document gathers some initiatives addressed to the Public Administrations to achieve effective equality between generations, to combat age discrimination and to boost the training of professionals over 50 years old:

  • Ley Orgánica de Igualdad Generacional.
  • Improvements in regulatory coverage, aid and subsidies.
  • Changes in collective bargaining.

A working group formed by Sagardoy Abogados, Hogan Lovells, Herbert Smith Freehills Spain, PwC, Fundación Endesa, Fundación MásHumano and Fundación Fernando Pombo has been created to prepare these legislative measures, using the conclusions of the “Analysis of the labor legal framework applicable in Spain to the hiring of workers over 55 years of age in the light of the different European legislations” by Sagardoy Abogados and IE.

The most relevant measures identified through two surveys to identify the best practices to promote senior talent in organizations have also been collected: through social networks for all Savia users (more than 25,000 seniors) and through, a collaborative intelligence platform of Fundación MásHumano.