And vice versa
A friend of mine, who’s a little over 50, met with a big firm about a job recently. The good news was that they loved his ideas. But they said he would have to get someone else to present all his great ideas to clients. In other words, someone who can wear a hoodie to work without irony. Like a business body double. A millennial beard. That way, the company could keep looking young while still benefiting from his deep knowledge of the business and, well, human nature.
Billed as a Conference on Best Practice in Age and Employment in the EU and UK re older workers, this event was an opportunity to assess the achievement of ROPES 2014-15 and lay the foundations for the 2016-7 expansion with new Trust for London funding. To give delegates a fuller perspective on the issues, there was also an opportunity to compare UK and other EU countries’ approach to 50+ employment issues, and compare ROPES to other best practice examples from the UK and EU.