Archive for January, 2010
“Employers need to retain the talent, skill and knowledge of the triple decker sandwich generation” writes Julia Stirling in The Weekend Australian (16-17 January 2010), in an article featuring SageCo’s Alison Monroe.
Gareth Bennett from Freehills concurs. “People need to know that being a carer or a mature-age worker is not career limiting” adding that they need reassurance that they are an integral part of the firm and that leaders should encourage and indeed role model flexible work arrangements.
And so say all of us!
Welcome to 2010! As we round the corner on a brand new year, social commentator and futurist Mark McCrindle has released what he sees as the Top Ten Trends that will define this decade. Many of these have a significant impact on Australia’s demographics and our favourite topic – mature age workers.
By 2020 our population will hit 27M with 1 in 5 aged 60+. An acceleration in baby boomer exits from the workforce will see the beginning of the ‘age wave hitting Australia’ says McCrindle.
The stage on which organisations perform is changing radically. When the closing curtain comes down on this decade, how many will have thrived rather than simply survived? According to McCrindle, this will require a return to skill development, training, longer job training and stability.