Workshop: Realising the benefits of an ageing workforce – Cardiff
AudienceHuman resources practitioners, Diversity and inclusion practitioners and People managers
Thu, 30 January 2020 @ 13:00 – 16:30
Business in the Community (BITC) Cymru, in partnership with Age Cymru, is holding this workshop to raise awareness of the ageing workforce and the benefits older workers can bring to businesses.
The workforce in the UK is changing fast and businesses need to act now to unlock the opportunities of multigeneration teams. By 2020 one in three workers will be over 501, and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 502. Understanding the challenges and opportunities of an ageing population is vital if we all want to create productive, innovative and inclusive multi-generational teams as we all lead longer working lives.
During this workshop, employers will learn about changing demographics and age profiles in Wales and the rest of the UK, and will be encouraged to consider ways in which they can make the most of the potential of older workers. Attendees will learn about the Age at Work programme, funded across Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland by the National Lottery Community Fund, and how it can benefit them.
BITC Cymru wants to encourage and support businesses to build age-friendly workplaces where older employees can thrive. We have formed a partnership with Age Cymru to support employers through the Age at Work programme. Under the strands of retention, retraining and recruitment, Age at Work supports employers to develop more age-inclusive workplaces and understand the benefits of an intergenerational workforce. It also supports older workers (aged 50 and over) who want to remain in work.
A buffet lunch will be served.
This event is free to attend and open to members and non-members of BITC. It is designed to benefit human resources and senior staff dealing with diversity and inclusion, recruitment matters, health and wellbeing and HR.
Booking and further information
If you require further information, contact Samuel Stensland, Communications and Events Manager.
Full joining instructions will be sent before the event.
1. Department for Work and Pensions; (2017); Fuller Working Lives Evidence Base; available at https://www.gov.uk.
2. Institute for Financial Studies; (2018); Securing the future: funding health and social care to the 2030s; available at https://www.ifs.org.uk