Age Management Training Team Leader Program
Dynamic and unprecedented changes are occurring in Australia’s workforce. Available workers are growing older and there are fewer younger workers entering the market. Consequently, along with other developed countries. Australia is facing a skills shortage as we face a period of accelerated population aging over the next five years.
The solution lies in the ability of employers to attract and retain experienced workers. This segment of the workforce provides a source of sustainable competitive advantage. Employers who choose to ignore this may not have sufficient talent to fulfil their future business needs.
At the same time, there needs to be a willingness to develop young workers and create an environment that does not stifle their career opportunities. In some cases, younger managers may be required to manage experienced workers. An environment needs to be created so both groups can work productively together.
Team Leaders today are under tremendous pressure to help make and keep organisations competitive. A key factor that can put an organisation ahead of the rest is the quality of its people. This programme teaches team leaders how to understand and implement seven key success strategies to ensure their organisations benefit from the widest possible talent pool.
1. Understand the changing demographics of your workforce
2. Value talent ... of all ages
3. Recruit the best
4. Retain and gain
5. Create a multigenerational workforce
6. Embrace flexible workplace practices
7. Leverage leadership to champion change
Through this programme, participants will learn:
1. Challenge their mindset to be open to employing experienced workers, removing real or imagined barriers.
2. Use creative employment strategies to inspire experienced workers to stay longer in the workforce; and
3. Maximise and measure the benefits that experienced workers bring to their business to ensure sustainable competitive advantage and profitability.
Note: This program was developed by the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) to assist organisations implement policies and practices to increase their attraction and retention of mature age workers, and help experienced workers gain and implement a phased retirement, or return to the workplace.
Barbara Anderson has been accredited to deliver this program.
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