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Talkin' 'bout my generation: Ageing and pensions
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:45 – 12:45 GMT
Just what are the practical implications of an ageing workforce and generational differences for employers and HR, and what if anything should you be doing about it?
You have probably been to a number of events already on the ageing workforce, demographic time bomb, the pensions and savings and eldercare crises, generational differences and inter-generational warfare and the like. But what are you doing differently as a result, how should HR in practice respond to these changes? What does the wisdom they propound really amount to, much more than saying, 'we all get old and sick'? How strong is the evidence base? And have we actually been reversing Roger Daltry's hopes with common employment changes which have significantly worsened things for young people to protect the pensions and conditions of older workers?
Topics we will cover include:
- why employers need to worry about workforce ageing;
- how to harness and retain older workers;
- making adjustments for disabilities and long-term health conditions;
- managing performance with an age-related dimensions; and
- generational differences.
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Lunch will be provided.
Who should attend?
HR practitioners - particularly those focused on employment, recruitment, reward and engagement.
How will you/your organisation benefit from this event?
Come along to hear about and debate actions in areas ranging from employee engagement to reward and health and wellbeing.
Dr Annette Cox, Associate Director, Institute for Employment Studies
Annette will summarise the findings and draw out key practical implications from recent IES research and employer work on the various dimensions of ageing in the workforce.
Annette's interests in this area include skills development, reward management and relationships between HRM practices, innovation and organisational performance. Her expertise on managing older workers effectively is based on studies undertaken for NICE, the Centre for Ageing Better and the Department for Education.
Sarah Luheshi, Deputy Director, Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)
As the UK moves from a DB to a DC and stakeholder environment, how can we encourage employees to save and make the right pensions choices for their long-term wellbeing? The Pensions’ Policy Institute has been researching many aspects of these shifts and its latest report considers how behavioural techniques can be used to promote saving and help people make better pensions’ decisions.
Sarah has overall responsibility for the PPI's research programme, as well as supporting the PPI's Director. She has over thirty years’ experience in financial services, initially working for a FTSE 100 composite insurance company and then as a management consultant, both in the UK and overseas.
Indi Seehra, Director of Human Resources, London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE)
Reflecting on his wide experience across the Higher Education and public sectors, Indi will illustrate how he has successfully confronted the challenges which dealing with an ageing workforce have presented to some of the more traditional mindsets and policies and practices in HR.
Indi is a Fellow of the Judge Business School at Cambridge, a visiting lecturer at two Institutions in India and the coordinator of the 'SGPC/Cambridge' Scholarship, facilitating students to achieve postgraduate qualifications at the University of Cambridge.
This event will be facilitated by Dr Duncan Brown, Head of HR Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies.
Duncan Brown has written an essay, 'Talkin' bout my generation: just what does age and the ageing workforce mean for HR?', considering the practical implications for HR of an ageing workforce and intergenerational differences.
This essay forms part of our Perspectives on HR 2017 report.
HR Network member tickets (find out more):
Full member: Free
Associate member: £120 (+VAT)
Flex member: £150 (+VAT)
Non-member: £190 (+VAT)
Disclaimer: Please note that photography and videos may be taken at this event and these images may be used in promotional material by the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). By attending, you are giving your consent for your image to be used on IES promotional materials. Please contact Gwen Leeming if you would prefer IES not to use your image for promotional materials.