The Positives of an Older Workforce

Webinar 10 May 2022

As the UK population continues to age, now is the time to learn the positives of employing older people for your business. Steve Anderson of The Age Diversity Forum leads our information webinar, covering business benefits of an older workforce, recruitment and retention.

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Good employees are the lifeblood of a growing organisation and can help drive the business forward to meet its goals, and older employees offer many advantages. Older employees: are often able to serve as mentors, coaches, or subject area experts; can use their life experience in relationship-based roles; can have vast and deep networks to add value to business development and sales type roles; have experienced shifting markets, economic conditions and other challenges and can bring this experience to bear in future periods of uncertainty. The good news, is that such values can be applied to businesses of all sizes and sectors. Encouraging an age-diverse workplace brings a whole host of benefits including fresh perspectives, knowledge-sharing, innovative ideas, and improved problem solving.

However, there is still much to be done, with most older employees not feeling valued in the workplace, with an alarming 85% of people aged between 55-64 reporting some form of age discrimination in their workplace.