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Over the past 20 years the number of people working past the traditional retirement age has increased substantially and today, over 10% of 65s are still in paid employment. Whether it’s through financial necessity or feeling still capable of working longer, organisations must recognise that the workforce is ageing and therefore will have different needs and expectations.
A recent report found that only one fifth of respondents to a CIPD survey had some form of age strategy agreed at board level. Yet evidence suggests that keeping, or even recruiting, over 55s to the workforce can contribute up to £25 billion a year to GDP, there is a significant business case to protect and nurture this age group as they clearly have the skills and capabilities to contribute to national productivity.
The desire to enact change must be born out of a fresh look at the organisational structures at play in a workplace. This business case for retaining their wealth of knowledge and expertise is clear, however how to utilise this and continue to ensure their changing needs are priorities are met will require dedication and commitment across the company structure.
This conference will provide delegates with the confidence to implement changes in their workplace that will support and nurture the workforce. Case studies and analysis by a variety of experts will deliver insight into organisational structures, legacy planning and how to tackle unconscious bias in the workplace culture.
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Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Opening remarks from chair
Policy and the context of ageing staff in the workforce: setting the scene
Jemma Mouland, Senior Programme Manager, Centre for Ageing Better
The challenges and opportunities of extending working lives
Lauren Potts, Senior Policy Officer (Work and Skills), Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Joint question and discussion session
Refreshments and networking
Changes to the transition between work and retirement
Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology, The University of Manchester
The role of work in positive ageing
Lynne Wealleans, Director of Policy and Engagement, Beth Johnson Foundation
Lunch and networking
A positive role for elders in the workplace
Laurence Clarke, Managing Director, Taylor Clarke Organisation Development and Effectiveness Consultants
Meeting the opportunities and challenges of an ageing workforce in the NHS: clinical staff looking to adapt through re-skilling and support
Natalie McMillan, HR Expert
Refreshments and networking
SMEs and finding support for an ageing workforce
Business in the Community
Tackling age discrimination and improving workplace culture
Gloria Flynn-Piercey, Workforce Wellbeing Senior, Workforce Wellbeing Service, Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Joint questions and discussion
Closing remarks from chair
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