Why now is the time for #AgeDiversity

Multigenerational teams are good for business; they bring a breadth of experience and viewpoints. As the population ages, organisations will need to have the policies and procedures that both attract and retain older workers and ensure their organisations are age diverse. Join us for National Older Workers Week where we will share best practice and celebrate success.

workingwise.co.uk has launched it’s #AgeDiversity campaign, which includes National Older Workers Week, that aims to help organisations manage multigenerational teams and ensure any possible ageism is eliminated.

With people working longer, the workplace is becoming more multigenerational, with the average workplace now spanning an unprecedented four generations. This brings many benefits in terms of knowledge and skills sharing, but it also means employers need to work harder to ensure all age groups feel included and valued.

Join us for a series of events during the workingwise.co.uk National Older Workers Week (#NOWW21) from the 22nd to 26th November 2021 where we will take a look at best practice during the recruitment process and identify how organisations, with the right policies and culture, can attract and retain older workers. We also have an event for candidates where we will be celebrating success and providing future career advice.

Does your organisation want to support this campaign?

Register your interest here

Upcoming Events

The Current Situation: Older Workers Research Results


22nd November 2021, 1pm until 2pm

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Who should attend

HR managers and diversity leads.


Overview 

Our first event will take a look at the results of our candidate survey, presenting the issues older workers are facing. This event aims to give employers an up-to-date view on the current situation, including the impact of Covid, to help them to implement/improve current policies.

It will cover everything from the impact of Covid on self-employment intentions, confidence, promotion and job security to longer term issues such as access to training and career development, perceptions of the recruitment process and longer-term plans.

Age-Friendly Employers: Best practices


23rd November 2021, 1pm until 2.30pm

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Who should attend

HR managers and diversity leads.


Overview 

This event will be focused on countering ageism within organisations. Drawing on best practice, we will take a look at how to eliminate bias in the recruitment process and we will review, with leaders in this field, the best policies and practices that attract, support and retain older workers.

Policies and practices will include:

  • Returner programmes
  • Retraining/upskilling/lifelong learning
  • Midlife MOTs
  • Menopause
  • Carers
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Flexible working

Managing Multigenerational Teams


24th November 2021, 1pm until 2.30pm

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Who should attend

Line Managers who are responsible for teams. Directors, HR and diversity leads will also find value being part of this event.


Overview 

The workforce is now made up of four different generations and managing multigenerational teams in an inclusive way that gets the best out of everyone can be challenging.

This event will bring together those organisations that have successfully managed multigenerational teams. They will share the challenges they have faced and how these have been overcome, whether that is combatting ageism – both against young and old – in their processes and policies or promoting lifelong learning.

Areas of focus will include:

  • Reverse mentoring
  • Midlife MOTS
  • Flexible teams
  • Tackling ageism
  • Managing workers with a range of different needs

Celebrating Success


25th November 2021, 1pm until 2pm

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Who should attend

Older workers looking to progress their career in their current role or change careers completely.


Overview 

Our final event will be for the candidates themselves. This will be a coming together of older workers to share their experiences. An uplifting event to help older workers to feel valued. We will also be joined by John Lees, career strategist and author who will offer advice for those who wish to change their careers or progress further in their current role.

National Older Workers Week is supported by:

Clarion Housing Group (2)

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