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Insights in Age and Work December 2017

The Future is Now. A recent trip to Japan has caused me to reflect on the impacts of a rapidly ageing society. Also in this edition an article on The Freedom Years, recent research on New Zealand’s 55-70 year olds and their working, financial and consumer behaviour. We also debunk the myth that older workersLearn More
  • 20 Dec, 2017
  • Geoff Pearman
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  • Age Myths, Business of Ageing, Demographics,

Reskilling for encore careers for (what were once) retirement years

This is a very good report just released by NCVER Australia. While written in the Australian context it has a number of key messages for the tertiary education sector in New Zealand in terms of providing programmes to enable older workers to re-skill for encore careers. Download here The chapter headings give a flavor ofLearn More
  • 22 Jan, 2012
  • Geoff Pearman
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  • Baby Boomers, Education, Employing older workers, Encore Careers, Older Workers, Research,

Flexibility ThreeYears On – Review of Flexible Working Arrangements

The Department of Labour have released a report on the impact of the legislative changes made in 2008 that enabled greater flexibility for people with caring responsibilities. Among the main findings: A majority of employee-reported requests for flexibility were accepted by employers without recourse to the formal legal process. Interestingly, the level of awareness ofLearn More
  • 22 Jan, 2012
  • Geoff Pearman
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  • Flexibility,