Supporting the ageing workforce: Sustainable workforce and extended working lives through the lens of firefighters”

Speakers: Dr Rima Hussein & Dr Katharina Bader, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University

iROWE and the University of Central Lancashire centre of Business, Management and Enterprise are running a series of seminars on ‘healthy and supportive workplaces’. In this seminar the focus is on the ageing workforce and the realities of extending working lives. It will explore situations that allow workers to make valuable contributions through their work and reveal how working lives can be extended. The seminar will highlight the unsustainability of extending working lives because of wellbeing and organisational pressures. It will consider not just the physical demands and characteristics of work, but also individual circumstances and contextual factors that hinder the extension of working lives. Although the case study is firefighters we think there’s particular relevance to anyone doing  a physically / emotionally challenging work who will have to deal with those impacts over a much longer working life.  And the issues around sustainability and work might be of interest to explore for BUIRA members

Thursday 19th May, 1:00 – 2:00pm

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Attendance is free. Anyone with an interest in employment is welcome. Please note this event may be recorded

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