Help Shape a Better Future for People over 50

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Reed in Partnership

17 Canal Street

Newry

BT35 6JB

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Promoting positive work spaces for older workers in your organisation

We are holding sessions around Northern Ireland and we’d like to hear from senior HR professionals, managers and leaders in the workplace.

The world of work is changing and people are living and working longer. Expectations of workers and companies have changed and there is a greater emphasis on jobs that are rewarding, challenging and flexible. Companies are developing policies to accommodate the increasing numbers of skilled older workers who are available to work longer.

Age NI, Business in the Community NI and Department for Communities are working together to produce a Mid-Career Review Toolkit for people aged 50+ to help inform positive career choices for both workers and organisations.

A companion toolkit for employers will bring together options for policies and practices which organisations may wish to consider as wells as examples of successful organisational growth and change.

By sharing your experiences, it will help us build a practical service with advice and support for employers and workers aged 50+ . We're interested to hear your success stories and consider your challenges. For example:

  • Have you considered your staffing and recruitment strategies in a world of fewer young candidates and increasing numbers of experienced workers?
  • What are your approaches to flexible work patterns?
  • Have you had experiences of intergenerational work teams that you would like to share?
  • Have you developed a balance that supports those with caring responsibilities and helps them achieve their work goals?
  • What are your experiences of promotion, training, innovation and achievement by your older workers?

Feedback from previous sessions with workers, as well as data from an extensively circuited online survey, will be available for attendees to consider. Participants will be encouraged to consider their own working practises, share their experiences of change and seek insights from other agencies and give direction on key messages for the Mid-Career Review Toolkit.

Sessions will be held in locations around Northern Ireland, lasting around two hours each. Hosted by an employer working locally, the event is designed to bring ideas to the table on positive working practices and environments for older workers.

Refreshments will be provided at each event.

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Reed in Partnership

17 Canal Street

Newry

BT35 6JB

United Kingdom

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