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Work, life and mortality

Sickness at work is never a good thing. But when it’s the CEO, and it’s a serious illness, transparent communication about the person’s needs and the business are called for. Planning for all employees for the various stages of critical illness is just as important, including for unfixable problems (90 secs video). When there is […]

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Filling the talent gap with older workers

Demographics and longer schooling mean too few young people to grow businesses; so organisations need to hire and retain older people to fill the talent gap. This is not a new problem, but few organisations have responded. Certainly, there are challenges, such as unconscious bias. “It’s this automatic assumption (that) in your late 50s you’re […]

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Making the most of ageing workforces

At the other end of the age spectrum, our work on Redefining Retirement seems to be gaining ground. The UK government has been testing the benefits of a mid-career check-up for over 50s. Rosemary McLean contributed to a London event this month. So far, only a few employers seem to have seized the opportunity and […]

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We need to turn professional development inside-out

A recent meeting with a leader of a large professional institute was salutary. “The problem is” she said, “people just don’t take their development seriously.” “One of our older members said to me: ‘I’m not going to complete my CPD. I’m playing the game, seeing who flinches first’”. Employers will concur: senior, experienced people often […]

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