With our society growing with an ageing population it is estimated that 1 in 3 of us will be over the age of 50 by 2025!
So, what does this mean for business?
The increase in the over 50’s population combined with fewer younger people expected to join the workforce over the next 10 years will give rise to a shortfall of new talent being available. More emphasis will therefore need to be given to the retraining and retaining of the workforce to ensure businesses can provide a pipeline of talent to survive.
Many over 50’s believe that they are being dismissed for interview by recruiters based on their age and the myth that they are no longer so susceptible to change. However, the main factor that is being overlooked by employees is that despite that we are indeed living longer and there is a huge talent pool in this age bracket, ultimately, they are young at heart. The over 50’s still have a lot to contribute to business and with a shortage of new talent coming through the ranks they are key to future business development.
Many over 50’s no longer hunger for those high level roles however they do wish to use their skills to enrich companies whilst maintaining job satisfaction.
So before you look to pass over these CV’s take time to see how they could add value to your existing team.
If you would like further help introducing a more balanced workforce into your business creating a talent pipeline please contact email@example.com when I will be pleased to help.
As the glorious sunshine continues let’s not overlook the risks of over heating in the workplace and how we can take measures to prevent this.
Whether your working environment is naturally hot anyway (i.e. manufacturing, kitchens etc.) or the workplace does not have the luxury of air conditioning by taking a few simple steps you can keep your employees more comfortable.
Heat Stress leads to poor concentration and fatigue which in turn can lead to mistakes being made, so follow these simple steps:-
- ensure easy access to a cool drinking water supply
- relax your dress code – in hot working environments this may need consideration to breathable protective clothing
- provde a cool area or introduce fans
It may be necessary to carry out risk assements in areas such as manufacturing and introduce training to raise awareness.
If you require any further advice please do not hesitate to contact me
If you are looking to polish up your CV or interview skills then help is on hand. With so much uncertainty with current roles the way you present yourself is crucial to getting noticed.
Whether you are looking for promotion or applying for a new role and need a little extra help to present yourself, or merely want someone to cast an eye over your thoughts, then please get in touch.
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) comes into force in May 2018. The changes to what data we hold and how must have a legitimate reason to the business.
Obtaining consent to hold personal data can no longer be obtained by a ‘catch all’ paragraph in a contract of employment. Businesses must ensure they have a greater understanding of what data is held, for what purpose and obtain express permission to do so.
If you are struggling to get to grips with this and would like some further advice please do not hesitate to contact me.
As we launch ourselves into 2018 take some time to step back and look at your business operation and ensure it is fit for purpose.
Making some simple changes to your approach can enhance your business for both your customer experience and staff satisfaction, whilst improving your bottom line. Every day technology makes things readily available for us all at a time that’s convenient, is your business.
If you need some guidance or fresh ideas on how your business can develop for the future, please do not hesitate to contact me for a no obligation consultation.
Are you ready for the gender pay gap reporting?
All companies with 250 employees or more are required to produce a gender pay gap report each year showing the average pay difference between men and women.
To dissipate any negative feelings a robust narrative is vital to accompany the report before publication.
Act now to give yourselves plenty of time to look at your business reporting and be ready for any gaps.
No matter what the size of your business supporting a continuous robust learning and development programme will not only enhance your business but increase good employ relations.
There are many cost efficient ways of embedding this into a business without adding any financial pressure to the profit and loss sheet.
If you would like some help looking into learning and development initiatives for your business please do not hesitate to contact me.
To be continuously successful in business we need to keep up with the fast changing environment around us, keeping one step ahead of our competitors.
Making positive changes by engaging with your business is the first step, continuous improvement and benchmarking is key to embedding this successfully.
If you would like to take a look into the way your business operates and see how you could enhance chang please contact me for a no obligation consultation.
The profit line may look good but do you really know how your business is performing.
By putting in some good measures you can proactively pinpoint areas that are falling behind and act fast to correct through continuous improvement.
Don’t wait to see profits slide, know your business
More and more companies promote working out of the office which in turn can give the employee a good degree of flexible working. This flexibility can help a business attract new talent and in particular to graduates.
With the talent pool in short supply currently you need to look at new ways to support your business and improve productivity.
Need some help looking at how you could offer flexible working within your business? Please contact me for further details.