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Living, Learning and Earning Longer Peer Learning

October 2022 Peer Learning Call

LLEL's October 2022 Peer Learning Call hosted a dynamic discussion about the value-add of upskilling and reskilling workers, as well as strategies for doing so. Hear an expert presentation from Mark Keese, Head of the Division for Skills and Employability at the OECD, titled Future Skill Needs. Laura Tamblyn-Watts from CanAge also highlights her organization's new report Dementia in Canada: Cross-Country Report 2022 for members.

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July 2022 Caregiver Roundtable

LLEL convened a roundtable to discuss how supporting working family caregivers can be an effective recruitment and retention tool. Members shared lessons learned from their own programs and experience, including how those initiatives impact productivity and employee wellbeing.

June 2022 Call

Lona Choi-Allum, AARP senior research advisor, Erwin Tan, AARP thought leadership director (health), and Andrew Aitken, OECD economist, opened the June 2022 meeting by sharing insights about the Great Resignation, the business case for healthy longevity, and trends in job quality related to job strain, respectively. Following these remarks, AARP Senior Vice President of Global Thought Leadership Jean Accius, SHRM Foundation President Wendi Safstrom, and Vice President of Human Resources and Global Chief Diversity Officer at Boston Scientific Camille Chang Gilmore discussed the links between mental wellbeing, job quality and worker retention in a fireside chat.

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April 2022 Call

At the April 20, 2022 Collaborative meeting, Amanda Stucke, senior manager & Americas regional lead, health practice at Economist Impact, presented findings from a report that explores the role of employers in driving links between employee wellbeing and productivity, business success, and overall economic vitality in the US. In the discussion that followed, collaborative members highlighted best practices regarding the connected issues of employee health and worker retention.

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February 2022 Call

On February 16, 2022, LLEL hosted its first meeting of the year to discuss trends and research related to the Great Resignation. We were pleased to hear presentations from Nick Bunker, Head of Research, North America, Indeed Hiring Lab and Yvonne Sonsino, Global Co-Leader, Next Stage, Mercer. Additionally, Collaborative members learned about the ongoing research projects of AARP and the OECD on career transitions and worker retention.

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November 2021 Call

On November 17, 2021, LLEL collaborative members heard presentations from Aidan Manktelow, Future of Work expert at the World Economic Forum, Todd Greene, Executive Director of WorkRise at the Urban Institute, and the AARP team to discuss insights relating to disparities in the workplace and the ‘Great Resignation.'

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September 2021 Call

On September 22, 2021, the LLEL Collaborative hosted an OECD presentation of insights from their recent report, Promoting an Age Inclusive Workforce. This led into a discussion about members' experiences with worker retention and attraction.

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July 2021 Call

On July 21, 2021, LLEL Collaborative members heard from AARP experts about how financial well-being is a critical part of employees' overall well-being. Members then highlighted links between their own financial wellness strategies and their diversity, equity and inclusion policies. 

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May 2021 Call

During the May 19, 2021 Peer Learning Call, LLEL members from Canada, Hong Kong, The Netherlands, the UK and the US share insights on workplace re-entry.

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March 2021 Call

On March 24, 2021, LLEL collaborative members were introduced to AARP's Growing with Age Digital Learning Platform and joined a conversation with JUST Capital about employer and employee responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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October 2020 Call

During the October 20, 2020 Peer Learning Call, LLEL members share promising practices and discuss age-inclusivity.

June 2020 Call

On June 24, 2020 LLEL Collaborative members shared insights and discussed ways they are integrating age equity in diversity and inclusion practices.

April 2020 Call

During the April 22, 2020 Peer Learning Call, exclusively for LLEL members, participants shared what their businesses are doing to support their employees and how they're rethinking workplace systems in light of the spread of COVID-19.

Contact for more information
Jeffrey Gullo, AARP
jgullo@aarp.org 

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