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Age Inclusive Workplaces

Scotland's workplace demographics are changing

Embracing multi-generational best practice is more important than ever before.

A third of our workforce are now over 50 and there are twice as many people aged 65 years and over in employment in Scotland today compared to 10 years ago.  This number is set to rise as changes to retirement and state pensions make working beyond 65 more common. 

Diversity & Inclusion is high on the agenda of many organisations but age inclusiveness is not often a priority despite the fact that age diverse teams can be extremely beneficial in terms of experience and skills sharing.

How can Age Scotland help?

Age Scotland are experts in the whole spectrum of age-related issues and we are uniquely positioned to provide you with independent, practical, informed and legislatively accurate information helping you to create a workplace culture that is open, inclusive and positive about the benefits of age diversity.

Our Age Inclusive Workplace workshops are delivered as virtual, interactive and informative sessions that help people managers and employees to create age friendly organisations.

Based on insights from both employers and employees, our workshops capture best practice from the most forward-thinking organisations and cover a range of topics from age inclusive recruitment right through to enabling staff in mid-life to plan for their future.

Whilst face-to-face workshops aren't possible, our Dementia Awareness Planning For Your Future and Age Inclusion for People Managers workshops are being delivered as virtual sessions. 

Feedback so far has been extremely positive, with attendees enjoying the balance of attending remotely whilst also getting plenty of opportunity for interaction and discussion through online breakout groups.


Our workshops

Age Inclusion

Our Age Inclusion workshops support organisations and their employees to understand ageism in the workplace and the steps they can take to be more age-inclusive.  Our Age Inclusion for People Managers workshop is available as an interactive and engaging virtual session. 

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Unconscious Bias

Our Unconscious Bias workshop is one of the first of its type that includes age-related biases alongside other protected characteristics.

Through the use of immersive digital media, this workshop allows us to focus on our own personal unconscious biases so that we can work towards creating safer, more inclusive workplace cultures.

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Dementia Awareness

As our workforce ages, more people will experience symptoms of dementia while in employment or work directly with others living with dementia. These CPD accredited workshops can be tailored to suit your organisation and the audience attending.  They will ensure your HR team, people managers and front line staff are better informed and prepared should dementia become a workplace issue.  We are currently offering these as as interactive and engaging virtual workshops

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Planning For Your Future

Our pre-retirement planning workshops are currently being delivered virtually whilst face-to-face workshops aren't possible.  Planning For Your Future sessions help employees over the age of 50 to plan for later life and future retirement.  With access to experts in money matters, tax, legal issues and health & wellbeing, this workshop is recommended by 98% of attendees.  

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Age Inclusive Matrix

Our AIM programme provides specialist HR support for an age-inclusive workplace.  Age Scotland has pooled it's knowledge with the expertise of HR professionals to help organisations identify ways in which they can become more age-inclusive.  The programme supports organisations to create workplaces where employees of all ages can deliver to their full potential. 

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Diversity Awards 2019 Finalists

We're proud to be finalists of the Diversity Awards 2019 for our work in helping organisations across Scotland to be age inclusive.

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