Hosted by DLA Piper UK LLP, this dinner for HR Directors will discuss the ageing population and how leading employers are taking steps to retain, retain and recruit older workers.
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 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.
This dinner will provide an opportunity for HR Directors to learn about the ageing population and hear how leading employers are taking steps to retain, retrain and recruit older workers.
The evening will begin at 6pm with a drinks reception, followed by a sit down dinner and the opportunity to listen to expert speakers on this topic. The evening will finish by 9.30pm.
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.