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Australia’s ageing workforce: what businesses can learn from Japan and the US

Great article by Rory Gregg at Grant Thornton Productivity Commission has released important research into the impact of ageing on the Australian economy and workforce. The Productivity Commission is projecting labour productivity growth is likely to average 1.5% from FY2013, and

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In Thailand………..Not so old any longer

The Chinese government announced last week it will soon raise the mandatory retirement age. By 2020, officials now say, both women and men can expect to work five years longer, until they are 55 and 65, respectively. Like many countries,

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Employers urged to adapt to ageing workforce

 Employers are being encouraged to turn silver hair into business gold by adapting their practices to retain older workers. Workforce in NZ is shrinking, analysis shows businesses will need older workers to keep working. BusinessNZ, Southern Cross Health Society and

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Do businesses want older workers?

Tony Featherstone is a specialist writer on small companies and entrepreneurs in WA Today he asks “Do businesses want older workers?” The Productivity Commission’s call to lift the retirement age to 70 sparked a narrow debate this month. Opinions flew

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The AGE calls for Early Response to ageing population

EDITORIAL  Australia’s ageing and rapidly expanding population is a massive economic and social challenge. That is the compelling and sobering message from the Productivity Commission, one of the Federal Government’s key sources of policy advice. In a landmark report released

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Generational tensions: The ageing workforce vs. Generation Y – HRMAGAZINE UK

KPMG report which examined the tension between the ageing workforce and Gen Y workers, as older colleagues are postponing retirement plans and intend to work for longer. The younger generation of workers see this as a direct threat on their

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These trends are unsustainable as the population ages. PricewaterhouseCoopers Report

Commend this report, not just for giving context to the economic challenges wrought by an ageing population, but also for a lucid analysis of Australia’s economic circumstances. “As our population grows older, fewer people as a proportion of the total

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BOLD WITH THE OLD- You may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have run out of energy and ideas. And it is about time companies realised it. By Leon Gettler

You may be getting older, but that doesn’t mean you have run out of energy and ideas. And it is about time companies realised it. By Leon Gettler   With an ageing population, fewer Australians are retiring. More are staying in

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Japan ageing crisis offers glimpse of future

  This graph is from The Economist   but the article in The Age spells it out:   Every stockmarket investor in Australia should spend time scrutinising the events unfolding in Japan. The world’s third-largest economy is akin to a window into the

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Micro Focus Addresses Mainframe Skills Gap with Free “Personal Edition” of Enterprise Developer

Micro Focus is offering a free personal edition of its team-oriented dev environment for mainframe projects. The company’s Enterprise Developer Personal Edition aims to reduce the skills gap between COBOL, Java and C# devs with a simple, entry-level version of

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