Diversity & Inclusion

This invitation only breakfast is for HR Directors to discuss how best to respond to the opportunities and challenges of an ageing workforce, skills shortages as well as effective interventions to encourage retention and support longer working lives. 
This invitation only dinner, is an opportunity to learn about the impact of demographic change on businesses. Attendees will hear how leading employers are retaining, retraining and recruiting older workers.
Sixteen companies won awards at the 2018 Business in the Community Responsible Business Awards
Barclays has brought greater diversity to their workforce, gained insight into their older customer base, and created new opportunities for older workers through apprenticeships, flexible working, role models and digital skills champions.
The UK population is ageing. By 2020 1 in 3 workers will be over 50 and by 2030 half of all adults in the UK will be over 50. It is vital that people are helped to work for longer. To encourage businesses to get involved and seek to retain more older workers in their workforces, Andy Briggs, Chair of the Business in the Community Age Leadership Team and Government Business Champion for Older Workers, set an ambitious target in February 2017 of an increase of 1 million workers age 50 to 69 by 2022. On the second anniversary of the target, we report on progress that has been achieved so far.