Our new friend Carole Evans invited us to be on a panel at The Forum on Workplace Inclusion. The forum has been held for 16 years by the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis. The topic we’ll be speaking on is “Facing and Embracing the New Longevity.”
Evans is the President Emeritus and founder of Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corp. Working Mother Media includes Working Mother magazine, workingmother.com, National Association for Female Executives (NAFE) and Diversity Best Practices. In 1986 she founded the Working Mother 100 Best Companies.
After hosting progressive conversations about diversity and inclusion in HR, this is the first year that the topic of age will be discussed. We expect more of these conversations emerging as employers scramble to fill jobs in a tight labor market and the obligation to prove no age bias exists falls back on employers.
Do labor shortages and skill gaps keep you up at night? There’s a deep talent pool right under your nose. Reframing your company’s expectations and attitudes toward older workers will pay dividends for years to come. Learn why retention of older workers is good for your bottom line and how to maximize the productivity of this powerful workforce.
In this interactive session, we will share surprising strategies and new policies that you can implement to excite and engage your pre-retirement workers. We will look at bridging the intergenerational gap, from baby boomers to the newest Gen Z and everyone in between, to maximize true workability between generations. Participants will workshop and share best practices to transform your pre-retiree workforce.
- Dispel myths and misperceptions about aging workers
- Learn how to apply the power of flex to maximize your aging workforce
- Make the business case for a diverse, intergenerational workforce
More about the Forum and Roundtable LINK