Conference: Time to act - How can Scotland secure business and economic success as our workforce ages?


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Join us to learn from business leaders who have addressed Scotland's demographic reality with ambition and creativity.

Scotland’s workforce has aged dramatically in the past 20 years. The number of people aged 45-64 has increased by 26% whilst the number of people aged 25-44 has fallen by 8% (Source: Scottish Government). Older workers are increasingly important to the Scottish economy, yet employers have been slow to recognise this demographic reality. Unless businesses take action to recruit, retain and re-train older workers, they are likely to experience skills shortages, increased employee turnover and loss of corporate knowledge.

Older workers bring some great advantages, they are skilled, resilient and have a wealth of lived experience. They may also face challenges to staying in work, such as caring responsibilities, health issues, and a lack of opportunities to work flexibly. Given the increasing importance of older workers to Scottish employers, there is a clear business case for the creation of policies and strategies designed to support older employees. 

Speakers include

  • Andy Briggs, CEO of Aviva UK Life and the UK Business Champion for Older Workers
  • Shirley Campbell, People and Organisational Development Director at Scottish Water
  • More speakers to be confirmed shortly

Join us to learn from business leaders who have addressed our demographic reality with ambition and creativity; retaining, re-training and recruiting older workers and creating a thriving, age-inclusive and multi-generational workforce.

This event is aimed at C-level executives and senior managers. If you would like to register, or would like more information, please contact Cynthia Marks, Campaign Manager.

Light lunch will be served after the event.

This event is hosted in partnership with:

Age Scotland logo CIPD logo    
Scottish Government logo University of Edinburgh Business School logo