- Wednesday 26 September 2018
- Andy Briggs; CEO of Aviva UK Life and the UK Business Champion for Older Workers
- Shirley Campbell; People and Organisational Development Director; Scottish Water
- Nathalie Brindeau; HR Director; Sodexo Energy & Resources, UK & Ireland
- John McGurk; Head of Regional Policy and Insights; CIPD Scotland
- Sue Adlam-Hill; HR Consultant; Age Scotland
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.