How to Conduct Mid-Life Career Reviews: a guide for line managers

This Business in the Community (BITC) toolkit is a guide for line managers to implement and manage a mid-life career review for older workers.

The toolkit aims to help bring older employees on an equal footing with their younger colleagues.

What is a mid-life career review?

A mid-life career review is not a performance review or an appraisal. It is a broader conversation about work, aspirations and challenges, now and in the future. It is an important step in understanding the needs, interests and aspirations of older workers; helping to maintain high employee engagement and productivity across all age groups. It can also support the engagement and wellbeing of employees, and with the right outcomes, keep them in work and productive for longer.

Background

Mid-life career reviews aim to help bring older employees on an equal footing with their younger colleagues. A mid-life career review is not a performance review or an appraisal. It is a broader conversation about work, aspirations and challenges, now and in the future. It is an important step in understanding the needs, interests and aspirations of older workers; helping to maintain high employee engagement and productivity across all age groups.

Further reading and resources

View and download the other toolkit in this series.

How to Deliver Mid-Life Career Reviews: A Human Resources Guide

This toolkit is a human resources guide for implementing and managing a mid-life career review for older workers.

BITC has produced a wide range of other toolkits and factsheets designed to help organisations retain, retrain and recruit older workers. These include The Mid-Life MOT: Getting Started toolkit and the Look, Listen, Act: Getting Started on Age toolkit.

Find out more about BITC’S Age agenda.

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