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

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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 ... Managing mergers and acquisitions

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Best Companies to Work for agenda - where is ‘age’? image
30 May 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Best Companies to Work for agenda - where is ‘age’?

We are at an interesting point in time.  Diverse workforces make for better performance. But Best Companies to Work For awards don’t look at diversity as success criteria. If you want evidence on diversity and performance, look at McKinsey’s various reports that have been tracking this over the last decade. The latest is Diversity Wins ... Managing mergers and acquisitions

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Remember you might still be working at 102! image
7 April 2022 By Guest writer Ian White

Remember you might still be working at 102!

You might, of course, think I am joking but that is the age of the oldest Chair of a listed company (in fact, he is Chair of two companies so is clear pretty busy). And Frances Hesselbein, an associate of the late business guru Peter Drucker, is still serving as a Non-Executive Director at 106!

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Succession planning – top of law firms’ agenda? image
3 March 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Succession planning – top of law firms’ agenda?

Succession planning is one of those things that too often goes to the back burner, according to Ronnie Fox, partner in Fox and Partners.

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24 February 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

Launch of Professional Services Retirement Forum

In April, Next-Up will hold its first Professional Services Retirement Forum to share the latest thinking around helping partners to retire.

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6 January 2022 By Victoria Tomlinson

7 essential New Year steps for unretirement success

If you recently left full time work (I am avoiding the word retired) and are finding it tough to create the new life you want, this blog may help. For many it is so much harder than they ever imagined. And there is a danger of feeling a personal failure.

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What should I tell my wife? (or husband/partner/best friend ….) image
23 November 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

What should I tell my wife? (or husband/partner/best friend ….)

We recently ran a fantastic two-day workshop for partners coming up to retirement, in an international professional firm.

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21 September 2021 By Victoria Tomlinson

Increase your chances of a NED or chair role

Well what an experience! Earlier this month we sent out our enewsletter and mentioned we are helping a manufacturing company to find a chairman.

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