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What can we do to keep an ageing workforce engaged?

When we know that losing a job when an employee is over 50 is likely to lead to long-term unemployment and around 1 million people aged between 50 and state pension age are not working, but would like to work, is it not time for action instead of more reports and task forces formed around this problem?

It is all about the remix

Welcome to the workplace circa 2019, where the overlap of five generations — traditionalists, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z — creates synergies we haven’t seen before. According to workplace expert Lindsey Pollak’s latest book, “The Remix: How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace” this moment in time, so many generations working together, is one of great opportunity.

Don’t SAY but SELL your age

Kevin Chesters argues that companies should value experience as highly as expertise. Even though there are plenty of people stating that we should say our age, I prefer Kevin’s headline. At the end of the day it is all about experience and knowledge and age is, or should be, irrelevant.

An ageing workforce isn’t a burden

A key part of the retirement model that most of us have grown up with is freedom from work. Today, a key part of extended middle age is the freedom to work. More and more, people want to keep working past traditional retirement age because they want to continue to contribute to society and find meaning in their own lives – and work does that for them.

Mid-life does not have to be a crisis

This FT article is focusing on the success of the midlife MOT in a few British organisations. However, I would argue, like Jonathan Collie the co-founder of the Age of no Retirement, that instead of focusing on mid-career reviews to strive for continuously development...

Ageism in the workplace starts at 40 for women

Ageism is happening earlier for women, around 40, then for men, around 45, in the workplace. Research shows again that companies need to be more inclusive for the ageing workforce overall but with the emphasis on their female workers.

“We currently face four different generations wanting different things from an organisation”