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The world is ageing. But our oldest workers could help keep the economy afloat.   By Zaria Gorvett 15th November 2019   The world is experiencing a mammoth demographic shift, as the post-war baby-boomer generation enter their sixth and seventh decades. In 1960, those older than 65 made up  just 4.9% of the global population , but by 2050, they’ll account...
  I know what you're thinking: Why work any more than you need to? Isn't it time to kick back and relax after a certain age? A few years ago, I would've agreed with that statement. I was ready for sun and fun. Now I'm not so sure. Working into your seventh decade is a bit counter-intuitive. Your body doesn't spring up the way it used to every morning and you have no patience for surly bosses and long hours. You want to do...
    With U.S. unemployment near its  lowest rate in 50 years , companies are adopting creative strategies for pursuing talent, from hiring  people with criminal records  to recruiting  high school students . Apple, Google, and IBM are among the companies that claim to have changed their hiring practices, stressing skills over credentials.   But one segment of the population...
    Learn how to build stronger, generationally diverse teams Bradley Schurman , May 20, 2019 For years, public-sector leaders around the world have grappled with a “workforce crisis.” In short, the workforce is aging at an unprecedented rate with fewer and fewer young people entering public service and more and more workers staying past traditional retirement age. For reference, the current...
From Ian Fraser of Seniors@work: I am a Senior myself and have worked since my early twenties in a variety of roles, mostly in the broader hospitality field and nearly all in management positions. In 2007, I suffered a major hiccup when what can loosely be described as a commercial fraud was committed on the company which I managed and had a significant shareholding in, and which could inevitably result in an immediate, terrible impact on...
Jim Stroud has a fantastic blog about older workers in the USA. Content linked here with his permission: [VIDEO] This is Why You Hire Mature Workers, by Jim Stroud.  http://j.mp/2u5x8P5
Jim Stroud has a fantastic blog about older workers in the USA. Content linked here with his permission: [VIDEO] Senior Citizens are the Future of Work, by Jim Stroud.  http://j.mp/2vr13iu