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Five stereotypes about older workers debunked

There are numerous benefits to having a workforce with a diversity of ages. However, in order to retain the skills and experience of older workers, employers must think beyond these stereotypes of ageing.

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Why it’s crazy to write off workers over 50

Martin Jones encourages employers to take off the blinkers about older workers and have the guts to employ people for what they can bring to businesses – and forget about the date on their birth certificate.

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0 Micro Martin Jones
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Job hunting tips for over 50s

Job hunting for over 50s doesn’t need to be a daunting experience. With a positive attitude, your experience and skills can maximise your opportunities.

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0 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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One in five retirees struggle to adjust, survey shows

One in five adults (20%) who retired in the last five years have admitted to finding it difficult, according to figures from a UK-wide survey.

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The question employers are wary to ask: when are you going to retire?

Sarah Vickerstaff, Professor of Work and Employment at university of Kent explores the uncertainty of employers and employees around working after state pension age.

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2 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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You shall work longer ... like it or not

New figure from Office of National Statistics show that we are working beyond state pension age and not everyone does it because they want to.

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1 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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If the UK is going to make more people retire later, it needs to get creative

Jane Parry argues that greater flexibility is needed to keep older people in the workplace up to state pension age in spite of a lack of opportunity.

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Recognising the risk of redundancy

Older workers are prime targets when companies want to reduce staffing. Don't sleep walk into redundancy. Read these warning signs ...

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0 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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Older workers are undervalued

Do you feel undervalued in the workplace? Here are some tips to highlight why you are an asset to the business.

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0 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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The role of older workers in driving Eurozone recovery

Embracing the skills of older workers and making best use of their experience could play key role in improving UK's economic prospects

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0 Micro Gareth Hargreaves
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Unemployment among over 50s

US documentary charting experience of over 50s in the labour market mirrors the plight of older Britons looking for work.

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0 Micro Gareth Hargreaves
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Age discrimination in the workplace

What can a worker do if he/she believes that they are being discriminated against? Experts at Prolegal examine this grey area.

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0 Micro Prolegal Solicitors
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Abilities and strengths of all ages in the workplace

Dr Lynda Shaw looks at new attempts by businesses to positively engage with older workers.

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0 Micro Lynda Shaw
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Age discrimination blocking older job hunters

John McCririck age discrimination tribunal gets underway as problems for older people seeking work are exposed

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0 Micro Gareth Hargreaves
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Why no vision for older workers?

Traditional idea of retirement no longer exists - so what is the plan to ensure people over 65 have enough to live on?

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0 Micro Olderiswiser Editorial
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Fare increases - trained to impoverish

As commuters are hit with yet another above-inflation price increase, it is enlightening to find out just where all that money is going

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0 Profile_micro Alexander Hay
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Trouble in the Valleys (or rather, the universities)

Corrupt practices at the University of Wales have called into question not only the future of the institution, but the good name of British higher education and the government's future plans for it

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Algorithms ate your pension!

Our over-reliance on algorithms may well be our undoing, or at least, cost us our savings and our economy...

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The Joy of (Lulz)sec

Despite a crackdown, this notorious hacking outfit remains at large.

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The truth behind the government's unemployment figures

They're not anywhere as tidy as they might at first seem

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1 Micro Alexander Hay
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Government job scheme doomed to failure?

From the people who brought you the YTS - another train wreck attempt to lower the unemployment figures

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Why young Poles are leaving Poland

The flipside to the Polish influx of recent years is the exodus of the young and educated from Poland itself

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China's use of slave labour

Apparently it's for their own good, or at least someone's benefit in any case...

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Hello plague, wotcha locusts: Joblessness on the rise

A glance at current media coverage hints at a bleak 2011 for us all.

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Career discrimination against older workers

Revealing the top five ways not to be managed out of your job.

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0 Micro Jane Barrett
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Knowledge is power ... and fun

Learning is not all about studying for qualifications or to improve job opportunities. It can help you expand what you are best at and help boost your social life. Learning can develop new, update old and enhance your current skills.

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0 Profile_micro Arlene Kessly
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Financial literacy and life planning

Why do so many Britons fail to plan their money for retirement? Why do so many households reach retirement age with little or no wealth?

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0 Micro Stuart Royston
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Work/life balance: How to juggle your commitments and be happy

By the time we reach our 50s, we should have achieved some balance between work, self and others. But why does it take so long to achieve?

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0 Micro Diane Priestley
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I was a teenage dole scrounger

When times are tough the unemployed make a soft target, writes Allan MacLachlan.

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0 Micro Gareth Hargreaves


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