Event: Older Workers – The Action Plan

In its second year, workingwise.co.uk has launched its #AgeDiversity campaign which includes National Older Workers Week. Drawing on research and best practice, its aim is to help organisations develop policies and procedures that both attract and retain older workers and ensure their organisation is age diverse. Join us for our last event: Older Workers - The Action Plan.

National Older Workers Week

Event: The Action Plan

Online event | 24th November | 1pm until 2pm

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Who should attend

HR professionals, business owners and leaders of people.


The final event, during National Older Workers week, will focus on concrete steps employers can take to ensure that they are truly age-inclusive and that they tap into all the talent and experience on offer. We will be joined by the National Older Workers Week sponsor the Phoenix Group and will cover:

  • Key learnings from NOWW
  • How employers can commit to taking action on age diversity
  • Specific actions employers can take from recruitment to developing an age-inclusive culture

Attendees will have access to an Action Plan Toolkit that will highlight best practice and give some practical suggestions of how to improve age diversity in their organisation and ensure they are not overlooking talent.

Make informed decisions on your future policies for older workers – Register here.


Catherine Foot 
Phoenix Insights

Director of Phoenix Insights

Gillian Nissim
WM People

Mandy Garner
Managing Editor


Further National Older Workers Week Events

Older workers: Challenges & Insights

Online event | 21st November 2022 | 1pm until 2pm

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Who should attend

HR and diversity leads, recruitment specialists and business owners.


The first event: Older Workers: Challenges & Insights aims to give you an up-to-date view on the current situation to help you implement and improve age diversity policies and practices.

Along with revealing the results of our annual workingwise.co.uk candidate survey, we will also be discussing common issues that older workers face within the workplace.

We will be joined by experts in this field including: Caroline Waters, Deputy Chair of the EHRC and Vice President of Carers UK and Patrick Thomson, formerly from the Centre of Ageing Better, now Head of Research Analysis and Policy at Phoenix Insights.

Thank you to our event sponsor:

City & Guilds logo


Caroline Waters OBE FRSA CiPD (Hons)
Deputy Chair of the EHRC and
Vice President of Carers UK

Caroline Waters


Patrick Thomson
Head of Research, Analysis and Policy
Phoenix Insights

Patrick Thomson



Mandy Garner
Managing Editor



Gillian Nissim

WM People

Get The Job You Want: A Masterclass

Online Event | 22nd November 2022 | 12.30pm – 1.30pm

Who should attend

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


If you have been out of work or want to change your job to work for an age-friendly flexible employer, join us, and experts, to help you stand out from other candidates. Our Masterclass event will include the following:

How to write the perfect CV

  • Find out what employers are really looking for
  • We will show you how to negotiate Applicant Tracking Systems
  • Help you explain career gaps
  • Show you how you can get a job in another sector, if that is what you would like to do

Help you write winning application forms 

Give you tips on how to impress in interviews (online and face-to-face)

  • How you should prepare
  • What you should wear
  • What all important questions you should ask and when to ask them.

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Older Workers: Creating an age-inclusive workplace

Online Event | 23rd November 2022 | 1pm until 2.30pm

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Who should attend

HR professionals, business owners and leaders of people


We will be talking to pioneering organisations, and experts in this field, about policies and practices organisations can implement to retain and develop older workers to ensure organisations are age inclusive.  

Examples of policies and practices that may be covered include:

  • Retraining/upskilling/lifelong learning
  • Redeployment
  • Menopause policies
  • Carer policies
  • Reverse mentoring
  • Midlife MOTs
  • Returner programmes

Hear best practice and get the opportunity to ask your specific questions.

David Blackburn from the FSCS

Alistair McQueen
Head of Savings and Retirement

Alistair McQueen, Aviva

Kim Chaplain
Specialist Adviser for Work
Centre for Ageing Better

Kim Chaplain, Centre for Ageing Better

Duncan Forbes
Capability and Place Director for People Strategy, DWP People

Duncan Forbes, DWP People

Gillian Nissim

WM People

National Older Workers Week is supported by:

L&Q logo

Kearney Logo

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Clarion Futures Logo

Knight Frank logo

Centre for Ageing Better logo

Next logo

Morgan Sindall Logo


now teach logo

Vistry Group

Scottish Widows logo

QA logo

British Transport Police logo


Laing O'Rourke

REC logo

Would your organisation like to help us to spread the word on the value of older workers and help them develop their existing policies? Please click here to fill out our Call Back Request and we will be in touch to talk to you about how you can be involved.

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