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These tips can help older job seekers highlight their skills, not their ages   Searching for a new job is challenging, regardless of how old you are. However, if you are 50 or older, you may face some additional hurdles. According to  AARP Research , nearly two out of three workers age 50-plus  (62 percent) think older adults face discrimination in the workplace today based on age and 93 percent of them...
  Age-friendly employers recognize the contributions of people who are 50+ By Laura Aka      A new guide from the Encore Network  summarizes the policies and practices that age-friendly employers are implementing and the resulting benefits. The guide –  Age is Now a Strategic Imperative: An Employers Guide to Engaging Older Workers  – ...
Courtesy of  AARP Reports By  Roy Maurer March 15, 2023 T he COVID-19-related decline in workforce participation among older people is reversing. The pandemic saw an increase in older workers leaving the workforce in the U.S., turning around a long-term trend toward rising labor force participation among older workers. But some are  now returning to work  amid a cost-of-living crisis in a phenomenon that has...
This piece is courtesy of Neil Hardy of High Speed Training in the UK – we have taken large chunks of excerpts from the article Now more than ever, it feels like the only constant in life is change. The ever-increasing use of digital technology and the effects of automation – often referred to as the fourth industrial revolution – are transforming the jobs market and there is growing demand for ...
  Our obsession with youth, tech and flexibility is leading to a loss of institutional memory and experience Would you apply for a job which requires you to be "dynamic" or a "digital native"? If you're over 40,  it might not be worth bothering. Until recently, it looked as though Generation X had never had it so good. But age discrimination is alive and well — and the exodus of older workers in the pandemic may be...
  Age diversity  can bring benefits to your business. Many employers value the experience and loyalty that older workers can bring. There may also be broader advantages for others within the workplace. Working in an age-diverse team brings benefits, including fresh perspectives, knowledge-sharing and improved problem solving. Employing older workers can bring the following advantages to your business: Experience...
Every year Kiwis keenly anticipate the Christmas and New Year break and the chance to enjoy summer with family and friends. However, many of us feel as though we staggered to the finish line of 2020 after a year that often felt exhausting and never-ending. Covid-19 has caused massive upheaval - to our lives and livelihoods. But I'm optimistic about 2021. You need only talk to colleagues, friends or family overseas to realise how...
The Labour Market Statistics for the quarter end September 2020 were recently released. Tracking the 55+ underutilisation rate, i.e. the number unemployed or underemployed , the total for the 55+ is now 60,700 or 16% of all people available for work – this is up from 57,000 in June 2020. As we work our way through these challenging times, one segment of New Zealanders that needs support now more than ever is our pool of mature aged...
I have received several recent reader questions about job search tips when you’re over 50: When you are an older unemployed professional in your late 50's how do you survive and what strategies should you use to navigate through these difficult times we are currently in? – Thea What are the best career pivot options and tactics for workers over 60? — Ken Is there a point in pursuing/reigniting a career at my...
      There’s a lot of talk about how to employ millennials and keep them engaged - give them wellness benefits, birthdays off, a chance to work according to their values etc. which is cool! But there’s a faster growing group in the workforce that we also need to focus on - older workers. Nearly  79% of New Zealanders  aged 55 to 64 are employed and this number is on the up....