Managing an Ageing Workforce

Managing an Ageing Workforce: Supporting Staff and Future-Proofing your Business

19th March 2020 | Central London

in partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better

 

With the ageing population increasing, and remaining in work, learning how to effectively support aging staff is key to future-proofing your business and avoiding a skills gap. Between the ages of 50 and 64, employment levels drop by a drastic 45%. Early exit from the workforce is often involuntary, however, due to inadequate adjustments, redundancy and age bias.

There are simple yet effective measures that must be taken by businesses to better manage their ageing demographic. Open and early conversations around changing needs and retirement, as well cultural adjustments and flexible working arrangements, can help to ensure that employees’ roles evolve and adapt as they age. This way, vital skills and experience remain within and accessible to your business.

Our upcoming Managing an Ageing Workforce event will address the business case for effective age management, and examine effective measures in recruiting, retaining and retraining older employees. Best practice in age management and structural adaptation will be discussed, and you will come away with an understanding of the cultural and data-driven measures necessary to adapt your business to changing demographics in the years to come.

 

Key Speakers: 

  • Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager – Fulfilling Work, Centre for Ageing Better
  • Katie Waldegrave, Co-founder, Now Teach
  • Oyebanji (Banji) Adewumi, Associate Director of Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Steve Anderson, CEO, The Age Diversity Forum
  • Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK
  • Dr. Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK

 

Why attend? 

  • Learn how to foster the retention and development of older employees in your organisation
  • Bring new, innovative ideas about supporting older staff  back to your organisation, with the insight needed to put them into practice 
  • Hear about best practice in creating an age-diverse workplace from leading figures
  • Earn a CPD certificate for your personal progression
  • Enjoy an opportunity to network with top speakers and fellow colleagues

 

Who should attend? 

Anyone with an interest in creating a more age-diverse and inclusive workplace, including: employers; HR managers/officers; wellbeing officers; senior managers; consultants; trade unions, staff network leads and representative groups.

The event is CPD certified, and a certificate is available to confirm your attendance.

 

Dates and Locations

Managing an Ageing Workforce: Supporting Staff and Future-Proofing your Business | Central London | 19th March 2020

10% Early Bird Discount is available until 20th December 2019

 Register now 

 

For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone 

0207 593 5739
conference.admin@dodsgroup.com

Agenda

9:00

Registration 

9:45

Chair's introduction

Christopher Brooks, Senior Policy Manager, Age UK 

10:00

Plugging the skills gap: why the ageing workforce is everyone’s business

  • Changing demographics, and the business case for effective age management

Dr. Brian Beach, Senior Research Fellow, International Longevity Centre UK

10:30

Harnessing data to improve business and age management

  • Using a staff and skills audit to future-proof your business plans
  • Identifying which aspects of your organisation help and hinder age-diversity
  • Best Practice Case Study: Examining the NHS’ Age Awareness Toolkit

Oyebanji (Banji) Adewumi, Associate Director Inclusion, Barts Health NHS Trust

11:30

Networking break

12:00

Lifelong learning: ensuring development, progression and recruitment at all ages

  • Providing staff with challenging, appropriate work, regardless of age
  • Amending recruitment processes to reach and attract older talent
  • Ensuring training and progression occur at all stages, for all age profiles
  • Providing career and role evolution over time

Katie Waldegrave, Co-founder, Now Teach

13:15

Networking Lunch

14:15

Adapting roles and agile management: increasing flexibility to facilitate aging staff

  • Flexible working and transitional retirement: accommodating changing needs
  • Redeployment and redefined roles as renewed opportunity
  • Normalising early, open conversations around retirement and financial planning
  • Ensuring managers are supported and trained in facilitating older employees

Patrick Thomson, Senior Programme Manager – Fulfilling Work, Centre for Ageing Better

15:30

Valuing assets: recognising the benefits of age-diversity at work

  • Ensuring aging colleagues feel valued, recognised and included
  • Capitalising on inter-generational knowledge-sharing
  • Creating a community culture by countering bias and stereotype
  • Fostering confidence in addressing adjustments and changing needs

Steve Anderson, CEO, The Age Diversity Forum

16:30

Chair's Summary

16:45

Event Close