The government, policy leaders and the chair of John Lewis are all worried about the missing millions of the 50+ generation who have left work and don’t intend to return. All sorts of theories are being put forward – some feel right and others completely missing the mark. I feel someone has to be the … Why are the 50+ generation retiring – is this the reason?
For many professionals and C-Suite executives who are reaching the end of their full-time careers (by choice or otherwise), the thought of spending all their time on the golf course or in the local spa, fills them with dread. Of course, there are those who want to do nothing more than this – they have … Why you need the Bernard Cribbins’ Approach to Consultancy Work!
I recently did a trawl of academics who are looking at ageing workforces and was delighted to find – and then meet – Prof Matt Flynn from Hull University. And I made it a priority to join his seminar last month with Singapore University of Social Sciences looking at this global issue. Here I sum … Ageing Workforces – how do they differ around the world?
Should firms stop investing in their people, ahead of retirement? At international law firm, Addleshaw Goddard, they believe there should be investment at the end of a career as much as at the start. This way partners leaving the firm will have skills and ideas for the next stage of their life, whatever that looks … Case Study – Addleshaw Goddard
In February 2022, our chief executive Victoria Tomlinson, gave a TEDx talk on A Generation of Wasted Talent. She referenced research from PPMA looking at a number of employee issues by comparing the 18-24 year old generations with the 50+. We are frequently asked to share this research, which is not available elsewhere online. The stat … 75% of 50+ generation say their skills are not recognised or used
Two years ago, I retired. It was one of the hardest decisions of my life. I was scared, worried if I had enough money, if anyone would want me now and if I had just made the worst decision ever. (Spoiler alert – it was the best decision ever!) I am now working with Next-Up … The greatest fear of retirement? (It’s not as scary as you think!)
A few years ago I started picking up that employees are written off from the age of 50. To be honest, at first I didn’t really believe it. I thought maybe it was employees who hadn’t been able to adapt to technology; or that people were misreading signals at work. But I am now seeing … Written off at 50? Why? What a waste!