HR Director Dinner Series 2018: Ageing Workforce


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Eversheds Sutherland LLP
One Wood Street, 85 Queen Victoria Street,
London, EC2V 7WS

This dinner will provide an opportunity for HR Directors to learn about the ageing population and age bias, and discuss this impact of demographic change on their own organisation. They will hear how leading employers are taking steps to retain, retrain and recruit older workers.

Business in the Community's HR Director Dinners are a series of events designed to provide a space for human resource leads to meet with peers, hear about the latest research into relevant issues and learn about best practice in order to help their organisations become leaders in developing more inclusive work environments and happier and healthier workplace cultures. This event is being hosted by Eversheds.
The UK’s population is ageing.  People are living longer, the baby boomers are heading towards retirement, and the birthrate has declined year on year since 2012. Half of all adults in the UK will be over 50 years old by 2030.  This demographic shift affects the economy, the workforce and talent supply. The UK is already facing talent and skills gaps, and with fewer young people set to enter the workforce, the retention, retraining and recruitment of older workers is key.

However, our research found there are a Missing Million people over 50 out of work, but who want to work if the right opportunities were available. Of those over 50 who leave the workforce early, the most common reasons are a lack of appropriate skills, redundancy, caring responsibilities, health conditions, and age discrimination. Business must take action to challenge age-stereotypes, support older workers’ needs, and enable longer working lives.
The evening's agenda
The evening will include a drinks reception, followed by a sit down dinner and a roundtable discussion under the Chatham House rule. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk about how to retain and recruit older workers to ensure that businesses have people with the skills they need.
This event is designed to benefit HR Directors/Chief HR officers/Personnel Directors/Chief People Officers and is free for members of Business in the Community.
How to book
Book your place at this HR Director Dinner by contacting Chelsie Riley, Leadership Engagement Co-ordinator