Mature workers

  • Re-skilling mature workers – what skills will they really need in the future?

    Hunter Leonard     |      October 30, 2022

    For some, it is a little insulting after 25 or 30 years in the workforce to be told you now need to re-skill in order to keep your job, or get a new one. Hunter Leonard of Silver & Wise explains.

  • Forced retirement should get the axe

    Gary Martin     |      October 15, 2022

    Getting pushed out of a job simply because another birthday has come and gone is far too common in workplaces across the country, according to Professor Gary Martin.

  • Why old might not be gold in filling record numbers of job vacancies

    Gary Martin     |      August 31, 2022

    The Federal Government’s plan to let seniors work more hours without sacrificing their pension has been extolled as a potential solution to Australia’s crippling labour shortage, Professor Gary Martin CEO of AIM WA explains.

  • Taking the lead on Age Inclusion

    Hunter Leonard     |      July 22, 2022

    As our population ages and we live and work longer, programs to bring mature workers and other staff together to learn from each other are clearly going to be crucial for individual mature workers, for our organisations, our community and ultimately our entire economy and society, Hunter Leonard of Silver & Wise explains.

  • Putting diversity, inclusion front and centre

    Hunter Leonard     |      April 13, 2022

    A forward-thinking and inspiring organisation has put Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) front and centre with a project to guide their hiring managers on how to be more inclusive, Hunter Leonard explains.

  • We’re all in the same aging rowboat

    Hunter Leonard     |      November 16, 2021

    In his latest book, Maturity Blues, Hunter Leonard of Silver and Wise, aims to help governments, organisations and individuals embrace a more mature world at work.

  • Tapping into Australia’s ageing workforce

    First 5000     |      July 5, 2021

    The share of the workforce aged 55+ has more than doubled from 9 per cent in 1991, to 19 per cent in 2021, led by women re-entering work in mid-life and delaying retirement.

  • Have your say: health and wellbeing of mature workers

    Lyndall Strazdins     |      June 21, 2021

    An ARC funded partnership of academics, Federal Government, and NGOs are concerned about the health and wellbeing of older workers. Have your say today!

  • Take a brutal look at your life before hanging up your hat

    Gary Martin     |      May 27, 2021

    The opportunity to retire and withdraw, retreat and clock off from the workplace in favour of embracing a life of leisure is a decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. Professor Gary Martin explains.

  • Investment in mature aged workers positively impacts your business

    Peter Cheel     |      April 28, 2021

    Given a lack of holistic retirement planning by mature age workers and the resultant costly decisions which impact retirees, help is needed to support them to plan effectively, Peter Cheel business coach and leadership development consultant explains.

  • Understanding the retiree workforce

    Lanning Bennett     |      March 18, 2021

    Getting people into work improves the collective mental health of our nation, drives stronger economic growth and better corporate performance. Surveys have consistently shown that up to 50% of retirees would like to work if they could find the right job, Lanning Bennett explains.

  • The getting of wisdom

    Allen Roberts     |      November 19, 2020

    It is one thing to have all the information, it is quite another to be able to make sense of it. Allen Roberts MD of StrategyAudit explains wisdom.

  • Time for us to retire retirement

    Gary Martin     |      October 23, 2020

    Rather than retiring, a better proposition might be to take breaks along the way at different stages of our lives, a mini-retirement here and there instead of one mega-break at the end of our careers, suggests Professor Gary Martin.

  • Why retail needs more mature age workers and fewer uni students 

    Dave Strutton     |      October 21, 2020

    The retail sector is often seen an as ideal place for young people to gain work experience and earn money while at university, but when it comes to hiring long-term staff, Dave Strutton, owner of Howards Storage World in Adelaide says the most reliable and loyal workers are usually those who are older.

  • Wage subsidy for the young marks the coming of ageism

    Gary Martin     |      October 15, 2020

    There is no doubt the Federal Government’s new JobMaker package provides a cocktail of the right ingredients to give young Australians a real chance of making the transition from welfare into the workplace. But Professor Gary Martin explains that win will come at the expense of thousands of unemployed older Australians who have also become part of COVID-19’s job carnage.

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