19 / 11 / 2015 9am
The Working Longer Group has launched the age awareness toolkit to help create awareness of the opportunities and challenges associated with an ageing workforce.
The toolkit will help you work in partnership with trade union colleagues, to:
- assess your workforce demographics and your organisational readiness for the ageing workforce
- plan for the future and support you to raise awareness of the issues your organisation may encounter as the workforce ages
- embed these actions to make sure practices or policies within your organisation reflect workforce demographics of the future.
The toolkit has been tested by a number of organisations prior to launch, this is what some of them said:
"The toolkit really helps focus you on areas of work needed to ensure as a trust we are prepared for the opportunities and challenges that an ageing workforce might bring." Dawn Preece, deputy head of human resources at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
"The value of working in partnership on this issue tapping in to the experience and ideas of staff on how to improve the working lives of older employees cannot be underestimated." Kate Moran, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
"A fresh and valuable approach to help respond to a real challenge for employers!" Noeleen McCreanor, assistant director of HR at South Eastern Trust, Northern Ireland