Many organisations are facing the dilemma of how to best support and engage employees through a longer career span. We are supporting organisations to become socially responsible industry leaders whilst making an impact through improving engagement, lowering recruitment costs and reducing unwanted attrition.
HOW do we help?
1. Download our free 'Unlocking the Ageing Workforce' report
We surveyed over 5,500 respondents from a variety of channels, to provide an in-depth understanding into the drivers, barriers, and needs of the ageing workforce. We combine the data with the best psychological evidence based insights to recommend a range of practical, low (or no cost) suggestions for action.
2. Career Audit and Self Coaching Tool - RESEARCH PARTNER OPPORTUNITY
Pilot for our tool - empowering employees to take ownership of their career development. Free for the first 500 employees as we build the 'norm' group. STEP 3
3. Co-design workshops for your employees to understand what they can do to plan and put in place steps to work for longer. STEP 4
4. Talk to us about your specific organisational challenges
We have consultancy services to support your outplacement / career transition / development
Working to proactively support an ageing workforce is a strong indication of your social responsibility
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£1,495 per cohort member
8 hours of group coaching with a proven structure
Small Cohorts - max 6 delegates
Zoom meetings with 2 experts doing jobs your employee wants to further understand
2 hours one on one coaching support
Membership with our Partner, Enterprise Nation.
18% fees support small businesses and charities
£2,550 per cohort member
Tailored to your organisation needs Our Brave Starts Programme with:
Additional 4 hours workshops
Up to 4 hours additional one on one coaching support
Structured shadowing and meeting experts: each day varies, but sleeves are rolled up.
30% fees support charity/small businesses
WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR YOUR EMPLOYEES
Over half of employees over 50 leave organisations prematurely - at a cost of £30K per head.
Ageism is rife. Signal your organisation as a leader not a follower.
Roughly 1/3rd employees are coasting. This growing talent pool needs investment
How you treat employees matters. Give them the best whilst giving back to society.
53% of employees want to make changes to their work, and Covid-19 has accelerated this.
WHAT'S THE PROBLEM
With longevity increasing, people have to work for longer but...
• Older workers are 4.2 times less likely to be called to interview than younger colleagues
• The older demographic care more about learning opportunities - but typically receive the least investment
• Following covid, the over 50+ demographic is the one most targeted for redundancy.
• 45% employees want to change career, but over 70% don't know what they want to do next.
• Over 80% of people 50+ are anxious and worried about their future.
Our supporters provide valuable input into our work, in the form of sharing employee insights, specific research, collaboration on pilots, and commitment from senior leaders. We are proud to share the organisations who are helping shape the new career deal.
If you are interested in supporting the work of Brave Starts or want to learn more about us, please get in touch below and we will provide you with a corporate brochure with our value proposition.
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Harris is a tech and product guy at heart - with 10 years experience across Financial Services and Property Industries - such as Fitch Ratings, Lloyds Commercial Bank, and CBRE. He is also Product Officer of an innovative health tech hearing company. His passion for helping people is what drew into the Brave Starts concept.
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Editor and Comms
Anna Streule is our Editor and Comms guru! Relocated from Switzerland where she was editor of an online magazine. She brings a variety of experiences across management consulting, personal training, and teaching - the ultimate career changer! Her passion is supporting people like her who are looking for their next big change!
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Strategy and Partnerships
Lucy is a psychologist and Vice Chair of the Association for Business Psychology. She was previously Global Head of Recruitment in the Investment Bank and Strategy Consulting sectors across JP Morgan and LEK consulting. Brave Starts is a result of people passionately joining together to try and help companies supporting their employees to work and age better.
CASE STUDY: FSCS
We worked with the Financial Services Compensation Scheme to support their ageing workforce think about their career development opportunities.
FSCS are a progressive employer of choice and are leading the way, having won multiple awards for being the leading investors in people.
David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, has championed this work at the FSCS and is supportive of the work we are doing at Brave Starts.
Through us, we have enabled their employees to work on passions outside of their core work, to enable them to lead fuller longer working lives.
BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANISATION
BENEFITS TO YOUR ORGANISATION
DEMONSTRATES YOUR CSR COMMITMENT
Driven to make a meaningful difference to your employees
EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Career opportunity is the biggest motivator for any age group.
We offer significantly better value than other similar services
Supporting your employees on the next steps in their careers
THE BRAVE STARTS APPROACH
BRAVE STARTS PROGRAMME
8 hours of group coaching using a proven structure
- Small Cohorts - max delegates
- Zoom meetings with 2 experts doing jobs your employee wants to further understand
- 2 hours one on one coaching support
- Membership with our Partner, Enterprise Nation.
- A one on one meeting with a financial advisor
- Updated Linkedin/CV
- 18% fees support small business/charity
- Clarity on next steps
£1,650 per Cohort member
BRAVE STARTS EXTENDED
Tailored to your organisations needs
Our Brave Starts programme with:
- Additional 4 hours workshops
- Up to 4 hours additional one on one coaching support
- Structured shadowing and meeting experts: each day varies, but sleeves are rolled up.
- 30% fees support charity/small businesses
£2,550 per Cohort member
DON'T TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT..
"If we aren't offering a job for life, then we should be supporting employees with help and guidance towards their next role.
I want everyone at FSCS to enjoy and love their work.
We recruit and support those coming in at 50+ but likewise, we support those who are ready for a change and want to leave.
If their career is best served outside - why not support that?
- David Blackburn - Chief People Officer. Multi award winning Age Positive champion
SOME OF THE EXPERTS WHO'VE SUPPORTED OUR CLIENTS
Jo Swinson CBE
Ex-Leader of the Liberal Democrats. Ex Equalities Minister. Visiting Professor Cranfield School of Management. Expert insight into policy work, government, and politics.
Dr Yvette Ankrah MBE
Award winning Executive Coach, shortlisted for Best Coach. Awarded MBE 2017 for her work with women in business. Provides those thinking of coaching with insights and feedback.
Managing Director, Blue Ventures. The largest UK NGO supporting Marine conservation. Managing a team of 400+ helping identify how to distribute over £400 million globally.