Employee diversity is widely recognised as being good for business. It creates a welcoming culture of acceptance, boosts creativity, helps drive better understanding of your customers and audiences and is good for employee wellbeing.
As the population grows older and retirement ages increase, companies need to recognise the qualities that older workers bring. Employers must place more emphasis on their role in guiding and supporting younger generations and passing on their skills and knowledge.
This is the ultimate purpose of National Older Workers Week, presented by workingwise.co.uk. Now in its second year, this age diversity campaign draws on research and best practice to raise the profile of older workers.
From 21 to 25 November 2022, we will be sharing the latest expert opinion, research and inspiration real-life stories on maturity in the workplace.
We have two core aims – to encourage organisations to actively embrace age diversity in their recruitment and retention policies; and to inspire and support older workers to continue to build successful careers in their 50s, 60s and beyond.
The week includes high profile online events for recruiters, business leaders and those looking for new career opportunities at an older age.
The awareness week is supported by a number of organisations, and sponsored by City & Guilds.
For all the details on what’s happening in National Older Workers Week and how to get involved, click here.