The SASSI Awards 2017
Innovative, Workforce Development Strategies for the Ageing Workforce
Across Europe demographic trends, reinforced by policies aimed at delaying retirement, are leading to an increase in the average age of the workforce. People are wanting to, or having to, work for longer than ever before. This is a cause for concern for both employers and older workers if skills, and therefore productivity and employability, deteriorate with age.
The goal of the SASSI project (www.sassi-project.eu ) is to give people the opportunity to maintain a productive working life by focusing on the updating and upskilling of this ageing workforce. It seeks to identify evidence of good practice in terms of HR strategies and workforce development initiatives for older workers and learners from across Europe – highlighting these as exemplars for others. It also aims to provide Trainers and Employers with a range of skills, tools and techniques to help them support older learners and workers more effectively.
We are seeking submissions of innovative workforce development strategies that maintain and improve the motivation and productivity of older workers; strategies that enhance inclusion and age-diversity whilst supporting an organisational vision, and that create positive organisational outcomes.
The SASSI Awards aim to highlight and celebrate this good practice. The Awards will be presented at the SASSI Conference in Meppel, Netherlands on 18th May 2017. Winners will receive a grant for their travel and accommodation costs.
Who can apply:
Any training, learning, talent, HR departments or line managers with people management responsibilities can either apply (either alone or together with a helping organisation such as consultancy)
How to Apply:
Please make your application online: APPLY HERE
- A Word version of the online form is provided HERE – but only as a guide to aid to your preparation.
- Only online applications can be accepted.
- For the ‘Criteria for Winning’ CLICK HERE; the judges will judge according to these criteria.
- If applicable, you may provide supporting reports, video, and links to courses. All URLs and embedded links need to be provided in your online application.
Deadline for applications: 28th April 2017