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Can mid-life career support unlock your largest untapped talent pool?

Laura Walker, mid-life specialist, challenges organisations to recognise and support their largest untapped pool of talent. Stories of mid-lifers retiring early or coasting into retirement from 45 are long gone. Most us will have 15, 20, or 25 years of working left. Globally, populations are aging faster than ever and people are working longer – […]

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Seize the potential of diverse talent

Want to build a diverse workplace? Most do. Yet achieving it is still problematic. This was the topic of a recent NICEC symposium led by Rosemary McLean, Sharon Peake and Valerie Rowles. Barriers facing women reaching senior roles are both cultural and structural. Interestingly the not-for-profit sector seems to fare better, so lessons might be […]

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Phased retirement and wellbeing

Phased retirement, where the retiree feels in control of their decisions, is better for their wellbeing. Meaningful (rather than financially necessary) bridging roles enable long-time employees to have second careers where they can apply their skills in mission-driven organisations. But wait! Pressuring employees to be do-gooders is associated with higher levels of psychological entitlement and […]

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Worrying impacts the workplace

Employers are realising that their staff need support with their financial education, particularly around pensions planning. It’s in their best interests, as money worries have an impact on productivity. Financial wellbeing is just as important as physical and mental wellbeing. That kind of support isn’t to suppress negative emotions. It can be detrimental to show only […]

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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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