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5 December 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Why are the 50+ generation retiring – is this the reason?

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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Why you need the Bernard Cribbins' Approach to Consultancy Work! image
18 November 2022 By Guest writer Ian White

Why you need the Bernard Cribbins' Approach to Consultancy Work!

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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Next-Up on issues around the 50+ generation and the future of workforces image
8 November 2022 By Next-Up

Next-Up on issues around the 50+ generation and the future of workforces

We are delighted to have been asked by a number of media to share our thoughts on issues around the 50+ generation and the future of workforces.  See these articles and podcasts

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Ageing Workforces – how do they differ around the world? image
24 October 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Ageing Workforces – how do they differ around the world?

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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20 September 2022 By Next-Up

Case Study - Addleshaw Goddard

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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75% of 50+ generation say their skills are not recognised or used image
12 September 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

75% of 50+ generation say their skills are not recognised or used

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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The greatest fear of retirement? (It’s not as scary as you think!) image
6 September 2022 By Guest writer Caroline Black

The greatest fear of retirement? (It’s not as scary as you think!)

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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Is 50+ generation the answer to skills shortage (partly)? image
23 August 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Is 50+ generation the answer to skills shortage (partly)?

Last week I shared the BBC’s interview with Dame Sharon White on my LinkedIn and added my own comment. It made LinkedIn’s newsfeed and I was interested and slightly shocked at the evidence of how the 50+ generation feels about work. No wonder they are leaving in droves.

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Written off at 50? Why? What a waste! image
25 July 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Written off at 50? Why? What a waste!

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 ... Digital disruption – how is it shaping companies and boards of the future?

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