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26March, 2020

Instinctive Culture

March 26th, 2020|Categories: News|

Don’t walk by …. Walking by can lead to a shallower path that may never be fulfilled whatever ‘more’ is made, so stop to bend…and lend a hand. We are often asked how to bridge generations, how to be more inclusive, and we have significant provision scope to support organisations at whatever stage of their journey. With the challenges we are all experiencing now, it would be (more than) useful to consider, and in time, reflect on, some fundamental lessons. Join forces to mitigate and defend - in the business sense, ensure staff have the tools to perform well, structure training and encourage integrated teamwork. Such an approach provides improved retention and loyalty to optimise output. Share inclusive values across your supply chain and external partners, improving standards and achieving better value-for-money services. Collaborate to innovate and develop - encourage integrated working to share and distribute know-how, knowledge and experience, [...]

9March, 2020

Age Diversity for Lifelong Learning – Lifelong Learning for Age Diversity

March 9th, 2020|Categories: News|

It wasn’t that long ago that alarm bells were being rung, that not only were students studying for degrees that would be out-of-date by the time they graduated, but they could well find themselves applying for jobs that didn’t even exist when they became students. This dilemma is no longer confined to further education students, but to school pupils as well, when choosing their study options. The World Economic Forum estimates that two thirds of children who started school in 2016 will eventually be employed in jobs that do not yet exist. “different views, opinions and approaches of a multi-generational workforce can invigorate the workplace and foster a new environment of creativity and problem solving“ This raises the challenge of how to help young people gain the necessary skills for the ever-changing workplace, but it actually extends to all generations. The idea of a career for life has long since [...]

4March, 2020

POSTCARD SERIES – Age Diversity to Reflect your Customers

March 4th, 2020|Categories: News|

Another from our Postcard Series..... Here, our Partnership Manager, Jill, talks about the values to an organisation, of reflecting the customer base, to ensure the supply of products and services align to the demand. A simple and fundamental aspect of business, but one that we find to be regularly overlooked, particularly when considering the global mega-trend of a changing demographic of populations living longer,and healthier. To consider and develop an age diverse workforce that reflects your market, adds value and performance to your business. Click the pic below. Find out more: [email protected] Click to watch and listen  

2March, 2020

Institute of Coding Conference Sparks New Thinking about Lifelong Learning

March 2nd, 2020|Categories: News|

The Institute of Coding (IoC), a national government-supported initiative designed to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap, hosted its second annual conference in London last week. Titled ‘Thinking differently about lifelong learning’, the conference focussed on how lifelong learning initiatives could change the digital sector in the United Kingdom and create better diversity and inclusion. The Age Diversity Forums, CEO, Steve Anderson, chaired the important session around age diversity, showcasing the correlation between Lifelong Learning and continued career development. The conference featured a mix of innovative content and contributions from organisations, including Google, BT, IBM and prominent universities across the country. The running theme of diversity and inclusion in digital skills development was well recognised as important factors towards improved performance. We expect to see new research from the IoC and Deloitte soon, on what factors motivate people to pursue digital education and careers. This will provide real insight [...]

5February, 2020

Age Diversity for a Happy, Healthy and Thriving Workforce

February 5th, 2020|Categories: News|

Click the image for the video There are many positive reasons to have an age diverse workforce, where there is a mix of maturity, experience, enthusiasm and freshness. Businesses have found that it encourages creativity and innovation, provides for a greater understanding of their customer base, and improves the reputation of the brand (whether that’s local, regional, national or global). It also sets an opportunity for mentoring to support colleagues’ personal and professional development. And importantly, it promotes a positive and happy company culture, where all staff are valued, and have the same opportunities for training, progression and development to improve their skills, regardless of their age and experience. Click the pic to the right to hear the Age Diversity Forums Partnership Manager, Jill Cowles, talk about how  age diversity values can be the foundations for a thriving and more productive workforce   Jill Cowles | Partnership Manager | [...]