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An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces

By |2021-02-08T13:39:06+08:00February 8th, 2021|

DOWNLOAD Marian Baird, Myra Hamilton, Lisa Gulesserian, Alison Williams, Sharon Parker An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces (released 8 February 2021) provides the first detailed analysis of how Australian employers have experienced and adapted to COVID-19. Between May to October 2020, the research team [...]

How are older single women without children faring in Australia?

By |2020-12-16T10:38:05+08:00December 11th, 2020|

Factors shaping the financial security and wellbeing of older single women without children Women are much more likely than men to live in poverty in old age, especially single women. Improving the economic security of single older women is a policy priority. It is also an important objective [...]

COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks

By |2020-11-12T15:35:14+08:00November 12th, 2020|

COVID-19 and the Demographic Distribution of Health and Economic Risks The health impacts of COVID-19 have been modest in Australia compared to elsewhere. But as restrictions ease and the economy reopens, the risks of infection, morbidity, and job loss will require caution. Live data suggests that unemployment impacts may be considerable. Such risks [...]

Mature workers and health during COVID

By |2020-12-09T07:29:10+08:00November 12th, 2020|

We asked 1583 mature workers (45+yrs) about their COVID-19 work experiences. Our preliminary findings suggest that: Unemployed workers felt they had the greatest risk of contracting COVID-19; and Employed workers have higher self rated health than retired and unemployed workers. Conversely, better health was significantly associated with Work [...]

CEPAR Research: Australian baby boomers & intergenerational equity

By |2020-11-02T09:25:59+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity Kate O’Loughlin, Rafat Hussain, Hal Kendig (October 2020) Attitudes towards Australia’s baby boomers and intergenerational equity. The Sociological Review DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0038026120963367 Abstract Australia’s Intergenerational Reports (2010, 2015) make a case for restraining public expenditure on an ageing population given the sizeable post-WWII [...]

Latest CEPAR research: employment rates of older workers halts

By |2020-11-02T09:14:48+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019 McDonald P and Moyle H (2020). The Cessation of Rising Employment Rates at Older Ages in Australia, 2000-2019. Australian Population Studies. DOI: https://doi.org/10.37970/aps.v4i1.61 Abstract Background  In the first decade of the 21st century, employment at older ages surged in Australia, benefitting the [...]

Research: age stereotypes and performance expectations

By |2020-10-29T07:19:54+08:00October 29th, 2020|

Age-based worker stereotypes and expected work performance Gretchen A. Petery, Serena Wee, Patrick D. Dunlop and Sharon K. Parker (2020). Older workers and poor performance: Examining the association of age stereotypes with expected work performance quality. International Journal of Selection and Assessment 2020; 00:1–12. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijsa.12309 Abstract We investigated how age-based [...]

Mature Age Hub

By |2020-09-03T14:27:33+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Mature Age Hub The Mature Age Hub is an initiative of the Department of Education, Skills and Employment. It includes news, videos and case studies, as well as links to resources for both employers and  mature workers and information on government programs. Access the Mature Age Hub here. [...]

Insights from Global Employers: Supporting multi-generational workplaces

By |2020-09-03T14:03:10+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Global Insights on a Multigenerational Workforce AARP surveyed employers in 36 OECD countries, collecting data in two waves, one in the autumn of 2019 and again in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The results illuminate how global employers are uniquely positioned to lead the changes needed to support multi-generational, inclusive workforce [...]

Ageing Workforce Ready (AWR) project

By |2020-08-03T12:02:15+08:00August 3rd, 2020|

Well-being and mental health in older workers The Ageing Workforce Ready (AWR) project is looking to make a difference to the mental health and well-being of Victorian workers with funding received from WorkSafe’s WorkWell Mental Health Improvement Fund. The AWR project is a collaboration between public transport companies, Australia’s largest superannuation [...]

SHIFT Index of healthy ageing across three domains

By |2020-08-03T11:49:36+08:00August 3rd, 2020|

Scaling Healthy ageing, Inclusive environments and Financial security Today (SHIFT) Index “This report from The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) is based on findings from the “Scaling Healthy ageing, Inclusive environments and Financial security Today” (SHIFT) Index, a benchmarking analysis around ageing societies, as well as ten in-depth interviews with global experts. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS)

By |2020-07-09T09:00:51+08:00December 12th, 2019|

Download the Report Maximising Potential: Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS) Authors: Daniela Andrei, Sharon Parker, Andreea Constantin, Marian Baird, Lucinda Iles, Gretchen Petery, Leah Zoszak, Alison Williams, Shannon Chen Our research finds that mature workers across Australia feel excluded in today’s workforce and [...]

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers

By |2020-06-03T17:17:13+08:00September 4th, 2019|

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers Sharon K Parker,  Daniela M Andrei Work, Aging and Retirement, waz009, https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waz009 Published: 2 September 2019 Abstract In this commentary, we synthesize the literature on mature workers in organizations to support the development of an intervention-focused research program. We identify 3 broad approaches, or [...]

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