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Age stereotypes in action? Assumptions about older workers' ability to learn new skills

Today we’re continuing a theme touched on yesterday about age stereotypes and the extent to which so-called positive ones in relation to older workers can be damaging – and even whether such characteristics are valued by employers. 175 more words

In The News

Beware the so-called positive age stereotype (again)

Launching a scheme to encourage employers to hire older workers on a form of ‘work experience’, Steve Webb, the pensions minister, is quoted here in The Telegraph… 205 more words

In The News

Implications of the Digital Economy for age at work

In my role as a researcher on the Digital Brain Switch project at the OU, I attended the Digital Economy conference yesterday. I realised early on that there was material being discussed that was relevant to our age at work research too. 219 more words

Older Workers

Discrimination against older workers in Iceland

No, not older workers in the British supermarket that specialises in frozen foods. I mean older workers in that Nordic country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean. 202 more words

In The News

New Zealand national labour force projections – the invasion of the 65+ worker

Figure 1: National labour force projections by age group, 2006-2041

Source: Statistics New Zealand, cyclical migration scenario

Not that many years time, about 2035, there will be almost as many workers as there are young workers – those between 15 and 24. 61 more words

Labour Economics

Employers should harness older workers potential

“The perception people have when you mention over 50s workers, is that they think of tech illiteracy, low skills base and crumbling health,” says jobs matchmaker Jonathan Collie. 204 more words


Are You Nifty 50 or Older and Job Seeking?

If you were born between 1946 and 1964 you fall into the category of “Baby Boomer”. Since I fall in that same category I will refer to “we” for the rest of this post. 438 more words

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