There is no ‘business as usual’ as far as digital disruption is concerned, but one unique way organisations can prepare for such uncertainty is to employ more older workers.
While younger digital natives are often thought of as an organisation’s best response to the rapid pace of change, a workforce with older experienced employees is often more prepared to face change.
Last year, Ford CEO Mark Fields signalled quite how profoundly technology has overthrown…Continue
Are you too young, too old or too close to parenting age to be deemed an ideal candidate for development or promotional pathways? What about succession planning or flexible working options?
If you think unconscious age bias isn’t a factor in an organisation’s workforce planning, think again. A survey by recruiting experts Hays of 1,516 people across Australia & New Zealand shows more than seven in ten…Continue
Work-life balance. It’s been a hot topic for many years and now Millennials are bringing their own perspective to the issue: work-life ‘integration’.
For them, there’s no line that creates an equal distribution between work and life to form a balance. Instead they propose integrating work with the other elements of their life. Whether that is caring for children or older relatives, health and wellbeing activities, voluntary work or any other personal priorities, integration ensures…Continue
There’s a reason middle managers are often referred to as ‘permafrost’, a reference to the difficulty in getting through this management layer from the top or bottom: a lack of learning and development.
According to our recent survey, almost half (48 per cent) of Australia and New Zealand’s mid-level managers say the training and development they now receive has decreased compared to the early years of their career.…Continue