Leaders, experts and employers to come together denver share best practices
DENVER, September 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Today, there are five generations in from colorado Workforce. Twenty-three percent of the state’s total employment are people age 55 and older, according to the Colorado State Demography Office. This trend presents a tremendous opportunity for employers to develop and implement programs that respond to the multigenerational workforce and the changing needs of workers.
“The American population is aging and our workforce is aging. Older workers bring wisdom and value to the workplace. However, many employers have yet to align their recruitment and retention strategies with their needs. By sharing the best practices, we can help employers tap into this vital demographic,” said Brian KaskieProfessor of Health Management and Policy at University of Iowa College of Public Health and leader of Age-Inclusive Management Strategies Colorado (AIMS Colorado).
GOALS Colorado is a multi-year project dedicated to transforming the way employers shape the future of aging by Colorado, examining how they meet the needs and preferences of experienced employees (i.e. older workers). This is a collaboration between the University of Iowa College of Public Health and nonprofit Transamerica Institute®. It is funded by a grant from Coloradobased at NextFifty.
On Wednesday, September 28, 2022AIMS Colorado is hosting a free conference at the History Colorado Center in denver and online through direct. This will feature Colorado nationally recognized leaders and experts as well as employers who have participated in AIMS Colorado and adopted best practices.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis is planned to share how the state of colorado encourages the multigenerational workforce and supports its workers over 50. Additional speakers include: Joe BarelaExecutive Director, CO Department of Labor and Employment; Conley chipFounder and CEO, Modern Elder Academy (via pre-recorded video); Richard Eisenbergaging expert, non-retired freelance writer and editor; Rick Guzzoco-founder of Mercer’s Workforce Sciences Institute; Kerry Hannonworkplace futurist, author and senior columnist for Yahoo Finance; Heather Tinsley Fix, Senior Advisor, Financial Resilience, AARP; and more. In addition, attendees will hear panel discussions featuring Colorado-based employers and local non-profit organizations. For in-person attendees, networking sessions will also be held throughout the conference.
“Colorado is making great strides in enriching the lives of its 50+ population. By encouraging employers to adopt age-friendly best practices, it strengthens its economy and cultivates a more diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce,” said Catherine CollinsonCEO and President of the nonprofit Transamerica Institute and contributor to AIMS Colorado.
Register to attend in person or live: www.TransamericaInstitute.org/AIMS. Although this event is free, registration is required as space is limited.
All in-person attendees will receive a copy of by Kerry Hannon new book, In Control at 50+: How to Succeed in the New World of Workand all in-person and virtual attendees will be eligible to receive SHRM recertification credits.
For more information, please visit the Transamerica Institute.
The University of Iowa College of Public Health strives to promote health and prevent injury and disease through its commitment to education and training, excellence in research, innovation in policy development, and dedication to public health practice. www.public-health.uiowa.edu
Transamerica Institute® is a private, nonprofit foundation dedicated to identifying, researching, and educating the public about health and wellness, employment, financial literacy, longevity, and retirement. It is the parent organization of the Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies® which conducts one of the largest and longest running annual retirement surveys of its kind. The Transamerica Institute is funded by contributions from Transamerica Life Insurance Company and its affiliates. www.transamericainstitute.org
The NextFifty initiative is a Coloradoprivate foundations based on private foundations to improve the lives of older people and their caregivers. The foundation works with community leaders, experts in the field of aging, and frontline professionals to support programs and projects that positively impact aging and longevity. They focus on education, sharing best practices and supporting innovation that will transform aging for generations to come. In 2021, NextFifty Initiative awarded grants of approximately $12 million. To learn more, visit www.Next50Initiative.org.
SOURCE Transamerica Institute