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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 [...]

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 [...]

Mature workers news roundup – November 2020

By |2020-12-16T12:07:44+08:00November 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for November 2020. How ageism is preventing some Australians from getting employed For older and younger jobseekers, and women in their mid twenties-thirties, it can be difficult to get a job due to ageism in recruiting. Motherhood, too [...]

COVID-19: research directions for older workers, work ability

By |2020-10-13T13:36:13+08:00October 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability | For Whom the Pandemic Tolls: A Person-Centric Analysis of Older Workers COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability Donald M Truxillo, David M Cadiz, Grant M Brady, COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability, Work, Aging [...]

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 [...]

Research: Age-friendly employers Report | Impact of COVID-19 & recession on older workers

By |2020-09-03T12:33:54+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers  |  Early Evidence on the Impact of COVID-19 and the Recession on Older Workers The New Social Contract: Age-Friendly Employers Age-Friendly Employers explores the vital role of employers in helping workers successfully navigate their working lives and prepare for retirement, a role that has [...]

Mature workers news roundup – September 2020

By |2020-10-01T15:36:30+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for September 2020. IBM faces another age-discrimination lawsuit in Austin Allegation: Artificial intelligence used to 'surreptitiously target older workers for termination” Accusations the global technology behemoth has laid off older employees due to their ages have beset the [...]

Mature workers news roundup – August 2020

By |2020-09-02T12:22:48+08:00September 2nd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for August 2020. When Retirement Comes Too Early (USA) Once, older workers benefited from a so-called experience premium: Because of their years on the job, they earned more than younger employees and were less likely to be laid [...]

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 [...]

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