Harold

By |2022-05-18T09:53:40+08:00May 18th, 2022|

Age 91 Profession Bunnings team member Research on mature workers shows that retaining healthy and productive mature workers is not only valuable from an organisational perspective, but from an individual perspective too. Meet Harold, who is Bunnings oldest worker. Harold originally trained as originally [...]

Understanding older workers

By |2022-04-06T08:19:16+08:00April 6th, 2022|

This report from CIPD UK will help employers better understand older workers (defined here as those aged 50+). By knowing who they are, their experiences, and what preferences they hold, as well as the important differences and considerations that emerge as people get older, we can design better jobs to support more fulfilling [...]

Mature workers news round up – February 2022

By |2022-03-30T17:54:42+08:00February 8th, 2022|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for February 2022. Royal College of General Practitioners warns of ageing GP workforce, lack of recruits (NZ) Booking in to see general practitioner is set to get even more difficult in years to come, and the Royal College [...]

Mature workers news round up – January 2022

By |2022-01-21T10:46:30+08:00January 21st, 2022|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for January 2022. Phoenix Group bans the word ‘energetic’ from job ads to lure older workers (UK) One of Britain’s biggest insurers has banned the words “energetic” and “enthusiastic” from its job adverts because it says they deter [...]

CEPAR Small Grants Award

By |2021-12-06T08:37:03+08:00December 6th, 2021|

$10,000 funded short projects Purpose of the award To promote research collaborations between CEPAR and researchers interested in topics associated with the ageing workforce. To promote innovative and practically relevant research on topics associated with ageing in the work context. Expected outcomes A manuscript to be submitted for publication in an academic [...]

Leonora Brown

By |2021-12-10T13:28:22+08:00December 6th, 2021|

Age 74 years Profession Aged care worker Achievements Multiple degrees and careers including in horticulture. Left the workforce at age 62 to care for her mother. Retrained and entered the aged care workforce in at age 74, working 3 days per week. Works for increased personal meaning in mature years: [...]

Mature workers news round up – December 2021

By |2022-01-21T10:42:37+08:00December 6th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for December 2021. Challenge of meeting ageing population's needs (Bangladesh) The current median age of the population of Bangladesh is 27.6 years and within a decade it will become 31.6 years; this suggests a continuing demographic shift, and [...]

COVID-19 and the ageing workforce: global perspectives on needs and solutions across 15 countries

By |2021-11-08T08:51:55+08:00November 8th, 2021|

COVID-19 and the ageing workforce: global perspectives on needs and solutions across 15 countries Pit, S., Fisk, M., Freihaut, W., Akintunde, F., Aloko, B., Berge, B., ... & Yap, J. C. (2021). COVID-19 and the ageing workforce: global perspectives on needs and solutions across 15 countries. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), [...]

Mature workers news round up – November 2021

By |2021-12-02T10:42:48+08:00November 4th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for November 2021. Menopause-related employment tribunal claims on the rise (UK) The number of tribunal cases in which employees are alleging menopause-related discrimination is on the rise, prompting a law firm to call for more awareness and support [...]

Mature workers news round up – October 2021

By |2021-11-01T11:30:55+08:00October 11th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for October 2021. Why We Need To Talk About Age And Aging In The Workplace No matter what dimension of diversity is discussed, there are layers of complexity. Ageism is no exception. Unfortunately, the complexities around age and [...]

Mature workers news round up – September 2021

By |2021-10-26T07:54:04+08:00September 22nd, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for September 2021. UK fuel crisis: Brexit and Covid are hiding the bigger issue behind lorry driver shortage – an ageing workforce The International Longevity Centre-UK said the (Heavy Goods Vehicle) HGV driver shortage was ‘yet another predictable [...]

CEPAR research: ABC Chair Ita agrees

By |2021-08-26T11:59:24+08:00August 26th, 2021|

CEPAR's research on mature workers was cited during Ita Buttrose (Chair, ABC)’s speech to the online Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) national convention in August 2021.  Ita was referring to our Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey report, published by CEPAR in December 2019. The Report can be downloaded here. Text [...]

Virtual Symposium Series

By |2022-05-13T14:20:48+08:00July 7th, 2021|

Mature Workers in Organisations (MWOS) Virtual Symposium Series The Mature Workers in Organisations (MWOS) Virtual Symposium Series is hosted by CEPAR's Organisations and the Mature Workforce research stream, based at the Centre's Curtin University and University of Sydney nodes, with the aim of encouraging interaction between academic researchers from a broad range of disciplines as [...]

Katalin Karikó

By |2021-07-06T15:30:51+08:00July 6th, 2021|

Age 66 years Profession Biochemist (specialises in RNA-mediated mechanisms) Position Senior Vice President BioNTech Achievements Co-founded and was CEO of RNARx, adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania Co-discovery of nucleoside modifications that suppress the immunogenicity of RNA Current recipient of the Vilcek Prize for Excellence in Biotechnology [...]

Mature workers news round up – July 2021

By |2021-10-26T07:50:15+08:00July 4th, 2021|

Editor's picks Latest news from around the world on mature workers for July 2021. Good management and software design can help older workers thrive with IT-based tasks The capacity to perform work tasks that require using organisational IT tends to decline with age. Stefan Tams finds that this happens [...]

COVID-19 and mature workers

By |2021-06-22T13:29:59+08:00June 22nd, 2021|

Dr Daniela Andrei Dr Jane Chong Senior Research Fellow Daniela Andrei and Research Fellow Jane Chong presented research on COVID-19 and Mature Workers at the Mature Workers in Organisations Policy Dialogue. The hybrid-style event brought together Australian and international experts, policymakers, industry representatives and researchers to [...]

Older Women and the Australian Workplace: symposium video available

By |2021-07-07T13:03:34+08:00June 3rd, 2021|

Watch the video Over 70 researchers and policymakers registered for the inaugural CEPAR Online Symposium on Mature Workers in Organisations on 26 May. Guest speaker Professor Philip Taylor of the Federation University presented on older women’s experiences of work and the factors affecting their labour market engagement, drawing from findings of [...]

Event: Emerging Mature Workers Policy Issues for a Productive Future

By |2021-06-02T12:26:28+08:00June 2nd, 2021|

Policy Dialogue on Mature Workers in Organisations: Emerging Policy Issues for a Productive Future Date 10 June 2021* Venue Molonglo Theatre, JG Crawford Building 132, Australian National University (ANU), Canberra Jointly presented by CEPAR and the Centre for Applied Macroeconomic Analysis (CAMA) in the Crawford School of Public [...]

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