We are pleased to announce that October's thefuturestory event will be based on the future of work and how leading organisations are preparing for the impact of the 100-year life.

Save the date: Thursday 8th October @ RADA studios

The very thought of a longer working life may make your hair stand on end (that is if you still have any hair), but as we all have greater expectations for a longer, healthier life, a 50-year career is increasingly going to be found wanting. For a whole host of reasons, such as health, economic necessity and lifestyle aspirations, retirement is becoming an outdated concept. Workforces are also getting older. In the UK, over 50s already form 27% of the current workforce. By 2020 it will be a third. And while we’re mulling over that, more than half of the babies born in the West today have a life expectancy of over 100 years, making a new generation of people who will need to develop completely new long-term strategies for survival.

Contribute to the conversation

We would like you to shape the topics we discuss at thefuturestory event. We want to find out how far you and your companies have explored the generational differences among their employees, what is being done to appeal to different demographics and how you - the next generation of HR and business communications leaders - aspire to lead this field.

Help shape our next event by completing our short survey below: