Business in the Community: Age at Work

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Join the growing group of businesses in Wales that are benefitting from an age diverse and inclusive workplace. 

The proportion of people aged 50+ in employment has risen over the last 20 years, with one in three workers now aged 50 or older.

However, this rise has now stalled and people over 50 are leaving work prematurely due to factors including: ageism in recruitment; lack of flexibility from employers; insufficient support for health conditions; and difficulty managing caring responsibilities alongside work.

Business in the Community Cymru (BITC) supports businesses to take action on age inclusion in the workplace through the Age at Work programme, in partnership with Age Cymru and funded by the National Lottery Community Fund.

A key part of this programme is the Age Inclusive Learning Network, which brings together and supports HR, wellbeing and inclusion professionals, from businesses of all sizes and all sectors, to become more age-inclusive in their approach to workplace policy and practice.

The Network meets over five facilitated sessions to share best practice, discuss challenges and opportunities, and to hear from expert speakers. Participants are supported to develop a bespoke Age-Inclusive Action Plan, and to implement this in their business as part of wider Health & Wellbeing and Diversity & Inclusion strategies.

For more information on Age at Work and how your business can benefit from helpful toolkits, resources, and ongoing support, or to register for the next Age Inclusive Learning Network, visit www.bitcni.org.uk/agewales or contact Jill Salter, BITC Cymru, on 07793 443893 or at jill.salter@bitc.org.uk

 

Posted on: Monday 10th January 2022