Who owns the space on the conversation about intergenerational relations? On certain levels it lives with social policy and research groups; but you might ask, is it trickling down in reality at street level? Well with the “starting small” approach, as featured in the June 4th post, the i2i Intergenerational Society of Canada encouraged Intergenerational
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Aging workforce! Well it must be pretty serious now. So much so, that we need another guidebook to help manage older workers and Boomers in the workplace. This February in the UK, the Department for Work & Pensions released a guidebook titled Employing Older Workers: An Employer’s Guide to Today’s Multi-generational Workforce. The intent of
One annual journey I make in January is to a Canadian Career Development conference in Ottawa – Cannexus. http://cannexus.ca This year I was asked to deliver a presentation on the subject of the “older worker”. For a start that phrase and others like it (e.g. “mature worker”) drives me crazy. Why? Because for years the
One eligibility factor for a pilot wage insurance program, outlined in the Labour Force Participation Of Older Workers in Canada by the Institute for Research and Public Policy (blog post April 26 2011), is that a person should be age 45 or over and must “show a high degree of labour force attachment for at
What sort of imagination and self-assessment does it take for someone over age 45 to re-invent themselves without wage insurance to further subsidise job loss? The category of “older worker” has been on the public policy file for so long, and depending on who you read, the defined age starts either at 45 or 50.