To make sure that employees are supported and enabled to work safely to a later, raised retirement age, there is a need to raise the profile of the opportunities and challenges associated with the ageing workforce with NHS organisations.
"Working in partnership with employer and staff side colleagues will enable you to raise awareness of the issues of working longer across your workforce and talk with staff differently." Gail Adams, WLG staff side chair, UNISON
Our engagement approaches document provides you with learning from NHS organisations who have piloted a variety of engagement approaches within their organisations. There are a range of suggested approaches for you to consider when planning your own engagement with employees, senior management and trade union colleagues. You will also find a useful checklist for planning an engagement event. This resource will help you to begin your own organisation wide conversation about working longer and the ageing workforce.
Here's what I did...
Read our case study from Aberta Bro Morgannwg to find out how it planned an engagement event to find out what its staff needed to be supported to work longer.