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Age Diversity Network

Age Diversity Network

By Michael O'Reilly
Discussions around Older workers seeking jobs or being accepted in the workplace. Interviews with individuals and their stories about ageism in the workplace and industry experts helping to tackle this issue
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Laura Harmsworth talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast

Age Diversity Network

Dr Hannah Swift and Ben Steeden talk on the Age Diversity Network podcast
On this episode we are joined by two well respected Univerisity Lecturers whose teaching and research is specifically aimed at Age Diversity. Hannah is a Senior Lecturer in Social and Organisational Psychology at the School of Psychology, University of Kent with a PhD in Social Psychology. Her research focuses on ageism, attitudes to age and their consequences and has co-authored reports on age stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination for the UK Government Office for Science, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, the Centre for Ageing Better, Department for Work and Pensions and the British Medical Association. Her research has also been published widely in academic journals. Ben is a Lecturer in Occupational Psychology at the University of the West of England in Bristol, teaching MSc in Occupational Psychology and undergraduate psychology programmes. His research aims to highlight ageism in the workplace, exploring its impact on perceived leadership potential and hiring attitudes. A PhD researcher at the Centre for the Study of Group Processes at the University of Kent, completing an MSc in Social and Applied Psychology.
April 01, 2021
Laura Harmsworth talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
Laura is a seasoned CV Writer with a background in HR, and has a Masters Degree in Human Resource Management. Previously she provided Training and Personnel for an NHS Trust, was an HR advisor for a telecoms company, before moving into graduate recruitment for investment banks and law firms, and over the years has seen thousands, of CVs. She set up Caversham CV Writing in 2012 and since then has helped hundreds of people with their CV, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles. Based in Reading but working with clients nationally, her client base ranges from undergraduates to senior executives across multiple industries. All CVs are personally tailored after a 1:1 consultation, and are delivered with empathy and professionalism.
March 04, 2021
Julia Goodman talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
In this episode, we are joined by the fabulous and well-known Julia Goodman, who is a Personal Communication Coach, the founder of Personal Presentation Ltd and the author of the book, ‘You Brand, A manual for confidence’. Before starting her coaching business in 1989, she had a long career as a professional actor with leading roles in The Brothers, The Lotus Eaters and Those Glory, Glory Days and has appeared widely on TV in series such as, Inspector Morse, Grange Hill, Eastenders, Coronation Street, The Bill and many more and has played Shakespeare all over the world including Lady Macbeth. She sits on the board of the British Association of Women Entrepreneurs and a few years ago received the Dyslexia Association Award for Services to Business and the Arts and has twice been nominated as Woman of the Year. Her team of coaches straddle the creative and corporate worlds providing services to an international blue-chip client base. Trained as professional performers, and all having had careers as actors, they deliver ‘You brand’ coaching, which is a methodology developed by Julia that is rooted in the psychology and techniques of the theatre, to help people to ‘perform themselves’ and to use their unique personality for greatest impact.
February 11, 2021
Fay Wallis talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
Fay joins us on this episode and is a well-respected Career Coach with a background in HR and Recruitment. She set up her business, Bright Sky Career Coaching four and a half years ago, which supports individuals and employees within businesses with their careers. The three main areas she focuses on, are outplacement support, (assisting companies by offering the services of a career specialist to support staff with getting their next jobs), career change and overcoming challenges at work. Based in Banstead, Surrey, she works across Surrey, Sussex, and London, but also offers her coaching via Zoom. Meaning her clients come from all across the UK. We discuss the various services she provides to her clients and she offers some excellent advice on older job seekers how to go about maximising their chances of being noticed during the application process.
January 27, 2021
Valerie Holland talks on the Age Diversity Network Podcast
Welcome to another episode of the podcast that discusses all related issues for the older workers in the workplace, and when job seeking or hiring. On this episode we are joined by Valerie Holland, a Communications Strategist and Professional Writer and the founder of Valerie Holland Writes. Valerie works with clients to create content and copy that increases engagement and conversions with their audiences – whether that’s internal or external communications. She currently lives in the Richmond, Virginia area, and while Valerie has specialized in content strategy for companies in the real estate and healthcare sectors, she has clients all over the U.S. in many different industries. So, whether you’re a start-up and launching a new website which needs content from scratch, or you simply need someone to refresh your copy to increase your website’s effectiveness with SEO and engagement, Valerie can help you strategize and develop the content. From blog posts, articles, case studies, white papers, web copy, to long sales click funnel sites. We discuss the importance the older workers can bring to a working environment and the value their experience can bring to everyday situations.
January 20, 2021
Richard Sumner talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
In this episode, we are joined by Richard Sumner who is the owner of Spreadsheet Solutions – creating custom spreadsheets for all applications and businesses. Serving clients throughout the UK and other parts of the world, with purpose-build spreadsheets to cover all applications (not just finance) for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Originally from South Africa, Richard and his wife live in Bromley with their young son. Combining his business knowledge and Excel skills to create some amazing spreadsheets to help businesses overcome all sorts of hurdles, he also offers plenty of free resources on his website. He has also recently written a book called 40 Facets of Starting & Growing a Business. Richard gives his thoughts on the way companies perceive the older workers and questions why they do not understand the value they can bring.
January 13, 2021
Louisa van Vessem talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
Welcome to another episode of the podcast that discusses all related issues for the older workers in the workplace, and when job seeking or even hiring. Today we are joined by Louisa van Vessem, who is a Small Business Consultant & Mentor with a VA Agency. Louisa works with Small Business Owners and Professionals, providing purpose-driven solutions, and her business provides strategic, technical, creative, and operational support to people, and businesses across the UK and overseas. Her mentoring includes helping people to understand and maximise LinkedIn, and how to create content in a way that feels natural to them, whilst building personal and brand visibility. Louisa’s business is a one-stop-shop, so if you are at a stage in your career/business where you are looking to grow and transform then you should be listening to this episode.
January 06, 2021
Dr. Lynette Reed talks on the Age Diversity Network podcast
Lynette is a People and Culture Partner/Executive Coach and currently runs her practice from Salado, Texas. In addition to being the published author of 'Fixing the Problem: Making Changes In How You Deal with Challenges', (Available on Amazon), which relates to topics such as employee engagement, corporate culture, Diversity and Inclusion, spirit at work, binary thinking, critical thinking and sustainability.  Lynette also runs courses on Leadership, Team building, Ethics, World religion and cultures. Holds an MSc in Communication Sciences and Disorders and is a Doctor of Ministry in Spirituality, Sustainability and Inter-religious Dialogue
December 17, 2020