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Nine dimensions of the Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI)

By |2020-07-02T13:18:58+08:00July 2nd, 2020|

Nine dimensions of the Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI) The Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI) has been developed in Germany as a free tool for de­scri­bing suc­cess­ful working con­di­ti­ons for ol­der em­ployees and to com­pa­re or­ga­nisa­t­i­ons re­gar­ding their prac­tices for an ageing workforce. It can be used by [...]

Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 (Infographic)

By |2020-07-02T09:24:28+08:00July 2nd, 2020|

Understanding Ageism and COVID-19 (Infographic) Even though people 65 and older are at greater risk of hospitalization and death from COVID-19, people of all ages are profoundly affected by the pandemic, whether through infection itself, economic impact, or social distancing measures—especially those that are responsible for physical distancing [...]

Research: Discrimination laws & older women | Older women physicians

By |2020-06-22T09:38:33+08:00June 22nd, 2020|

Research News | Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women | Issues Faced by Senior Women Physicians Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women Joanne Song McLaughlin. Falling Between the Cracks: Discrimination Laws and Older Women. LABOUR, 2020; 34 (2): 215 https://doi.org/10.1111/labr.12175 Theories and evidence suggest that [...]

Research: older workers with chronic health conditions & early retirement

By |2020-06-04T10:56:21+08:00June 4th, 2020|

Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Anushiya Vanajan, Ute Bültmann, Kène Henkens (2020). Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Age and Ageing, Volume 49, Issue 3, May 2020, 403–410. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz180 Background Older workers experiencing chronic health conditions (CHCs) are more [...]

Employing Older Workers

By |2020-07-02T10:54:53+08:00June 3rd, 2020|

Employing Older Workers – Research Report This research report is based on a survey of Australian Human Resources Institute members conducted in association with the Australian Human Rights Commission during July–August 2018. The report focuses on employer attitudes and perceptions, recruitment, retention and training and development. The Report [...]

Mature workers news roundup – June 2020

By |2020-07-03T11:45:02+08:00June 2nd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for June 2020. Economists forecast the unemployment rate in Japan will hit four percent by the end of the year Many countries would welcome an unemployment rate of "only" four percent, with the luxury of having more jobs [...]

Mature workers news roundup – May 2020

By |2020-06-09T07:43:53+08:00May 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for May 2020. Employers face dilemmas over discrimination laws, CDC health guidance (USA) Guidelines say workers who fall into vulnerable categories shouldn't return to work until phase three. Employers reopening businesses face a dilemma with older workers: Follow health [...]

Researchers caution against assuming a “COVID-19 Generation”

By |2020-04-22T13:51:01+08:00April 22nd, 2020|

CEPAR Associate Investigators Cort Rudolph (USA) and Hannes Zacher (Germany) have cautioned against using the already emerging term “COVID-19 Generation” as a concept of study. Instead, the researchers encourage researchers to instead focus on individuals and workplaces instead of broadly speculating about ‘generations’. “The COVID-19 Generation”: A Cautionary Note [...]

CEPAR researchers’ “Best Paper” award

By |2020-07-02T13:15:59+08:00April 12th, 2020|

Curtin Research & Innovation Award awarded to CEPAR researchers CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker and CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Daniela Andrei have received the Curtin University Faculty of Business & Law ‘Research & Innovation Award 2019’, for their paper co-authored with Anja van den Broeck. Their submission underwent review [...]

CEPAR Mature Workers study featured on SBS

By |2020-04-12T15:35:15+08:00April 12th, 2020|

Our Mature Workers in Organisations report was featured in a recent SBS report on the challenges for the mature workforce who are keen to reskill but face ageism in hiring. The report’s co-lead author, and CEPAR Chief Investigator, Professor Sharon Parker of Perth’s Curtin University was quoted as saying: “If we don’t [...]

Research: Behavioural data needed | Perceived external employability | Couples’ retirement plans during recession

By |2020-04-09T12:08:51+08:00April 9th, 2020|

Commentary: More behavioural data needed in work and ageing research | Negative relationship between workers’ age and their perceived external employability is significant across many countries | Change in retirement plans among midlife couples during an economic recession Commentary: More behavioural data needed in work and ageing research Fabiola [...]

Research: Autonomy & optimism | Worker factors & early retirement | Life resources & retirement

By |2020-04-09T11:50:56+08:00April 9th, 2020|

Autonomy and optimism matter more to older than younger nurses | Workforce factors decreasing/increasing the propensity of early retirement | Perceived resources are important for life satisfaction in the retirement transition .. and life satisfaction influences our perception Autonomy and optimism matter more to older than younger nurses Yaldiz, L. M., [...]

Mature workers news roundup – April 2020

By |2020-05-03T12:20:42+08:00April 7th, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for April 2020. COVID-19 Layoff Or Pretext For Age Discrimination Against Older Employees? (USA) A small subset of US employers may decide that, even though mass layoffs are not necessary, they will still lay off certain, older employees. [...]

Mature workers news roundup – March 2020

By |2020-07-02T13:16:30+08:00March 10th, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for March 2020. Coronavirus is changing work forever. Here’s how to make ageism a thing of the past (USA) Massive layoffs, huge numbers of employees working from home, and companies pivoting to stay in business as a result [...]

Congratulations to GHD!

By |2020-02-28T10:53:41+08:00February 28th, 2020|

GHD, one of our industry partners, has been named by Human Resources Director magazine’s as one of Australia’s 30 most innovative HR teams for 2020. Every year, GHD organises an event called Inclusion Day to help educate and raise awareness about the importance of inclusion and the different aspects of diversity. In [...]