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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 ... Awards shine a light on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering

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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 ... Awards shine a light on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering

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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 ... Awards shine a light on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering

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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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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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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 ... Awards shine a light on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering

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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 ... Awards shine a light on women’s contribution to science, technology and engineering

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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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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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