14:30               Welcome & Moderation: Pamela Druckerman, Journalist, Emmy-winning Documentary Producer and Author

14:35              Introductory Remarks & Opening:  Mathias Cormann, Secretary-General, OECD

14:45              Keynote: The Rt Hon Mel Stride, Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, UK (tbc)

15: 00             Panel Discussion

  • Stefano Scarpetta, Director, Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
  • Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP
  • JC Townend, Country President of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland, and CEO of subsidiary LHH UK & Ireland.
  • Emma Waldman, Editor at Harvard Business Review

16:00          Closing: Pamela Druckerman, Journalist, Emmy-winning Documentary Producer and Author


In the past three years, we have seen tremendous changes in what all of us expect from our working lives. The current cost-of-living crisis is further shaping choices to stay or return to the labour market. Within this uncertain context and ongoing labour and skill shortages, attracting and retaining talent at all ages is one of the most important challenges employers face. The OECD Forum Virtual session will discuss the best strategies based on the recommendations of a new OECD report Retaining Talent at All Ages, including better job quality and pay, valuing talent through career development and progression strategies, investment in training and continuous development of skills, more flexibility to reconcile work and other responsibilities and a greater focus on health and well-being in the workplace. 


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