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Today, 40% of the Scottish population is aged 50+, and this figure is set to rise in the coming years. Scottish businesses need to take action to address the challenges and opportunities presented by an ageing workforce.

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Wednesday 26 September 2018
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09:30–12:30
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Andy Briggs; CEO of Aviva UK Life and the UK Business Champion for Older Workers
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Shirley Campbell; People and Organisational Development Director; Scottish Water
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Nathalie Brindeau; HR Director; Sodexo Energy & Resources, UK & Ireland
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John McGurk; Head of Regional Policy and Insights; CIPD Scotland
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Sue Adlam-Hill; HR Consultant; Age Scotland
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Please note registration for this event is now closed.

Scotland’s workforce is ageing dramatically: in the past 20 years the number of people aged 45-64 has increased by 26% while the number of people aged 25-44 has fallen by 8%. Older workers are increasingly important to the Scottish economy, yet employers have been slow to recognise this demographic reality. Unless businesses take action to recruit, retain and re-train older workers, they are likely to experience skills shortages, increased employee turnover and loss of corporate knowledge.

Older workers bring some great advantages: they are skilled, resilient and have a wealth of lived experience. They may also face challenges to staying in work, such as caring responsibilities, health issues, and a lack of opportunities to work flexibly. Given the increasing importance of older workers to Scottish employers, there is a clear business case for the creation of policies and strategies designed to support older employees.

Join us for this invitation-only event and learn from other business leaders who have addressed our demographic reality with ambition and creativity—retaining, re-training and recruiting older workers and creating a thriving, age-inclusive and multi-generational workforce.

A light lunch will be provided after the event.