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Mature workers news round up – February 2021

By |2021-02-25T08:43:24+08:00February 9th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for February 2021. ‘It breaks my heart’: Pandemic puts Malvern East business owner out of work at 58 Fiona Caffery never thought she’d be looking for a job at 58. The small business owner was planning on working for [...]

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 [...]

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 on age-specific effects of flexible working

By |2020-11-02T09:21:15+08:00November 2nd, 2020|

Flexible schedules across working lives: Age-specific effects on well-being and work. Piszczek, M. M., & Pimputkar, A. S. (2020). Flexible schedules across working lives: Age-specific effects on well-being and work. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000844  Abstract In the midst of an aging global workforce, organizations must develop a better [...]

Workforce Programs

By |2020-09-04T08:29:22+08:00September 4th, 2020|

Browse these government  programs to assist mature workers update their skills in order to assist their mobility between industries, or to re-enter the workforce. These links are provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or an approval by CEPAR of any of the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Mature workers news roundup – June 2020

By |2020-07-14T12:59:34+08:00June 2nd, 2020|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for June 2020. Covid-19 recession causing job losses in older workers and housing stress in young (Australia) Rising rates of housing stress, particularly among younger Australians, and job losses among workers aged 51 to 65 show the Covid-19 [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Listen as The World Today (ABC) discusses our Report

By |2020-03-25T13:17:55+08:00December 16th, 2019|

ABC Current Affairs program The World Today featured our Report Maximising Potential: Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS) on their program on the day of its release. "Australia is entering a period of unprecedented population ageing as we live and work longer than every before. And the first large-scale survey [...]

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 [...]

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