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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


Does no one expect a 60 year old firefighter 'to come running'? Age and pensions in the Fire Brigades Union

We’ve blogged before on the long running dispute regarding proposed changes to firefighters’ pension arrangements. But the photo below really stood out and caught my eye in Saturday’s Guardian (a print version, not sure if it also appeared online so possibly a slight departure from our focus on Web 2.0 media). 327 more words

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Leading People Older Than You

Regardless of how you got to your management position, eventually you will find yourself managing people older than you.

I met one manager last week who is the youngest person in her department. 865 more words


The missing million over 50s who want to work

A MILLION people aged over 50 are not working but would like to and are not receiving the help they need, says a new report. 130 more words

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The 'Missing Million': Campaign launch for the older involuntary jobless

Yesterday saw the launch of a campaign by three organizations to tackle the issue of unemployment among the over 50s. Those involved are the International Longevity Centre, The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community. 224 more words

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Shoved off the hamster wheel. Ten things I learned in 10 weeks of unemployment

To forestall the inevitable criticism, I do understand how incredibly fortunate I am to have ONLY experienced 10 weeks without a job. The statistics are frightening for women like me hurtling towards age 60.  1,300 more words


Changing views on later life - is it a different story for men and women?

Two stories caught my eye this morning.

Firstly the independent suggests that “isolation and loneliness await growing number of men” in retirement because of the lack of contact with family and friends.   226 more words

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