E. Research, Resources & Links
This is the filing cabinet for any relevant documents under the broad headings of:
- Why mature workers matter (research)
- Workforce planning
- Flexible work practices, (work life balance and wellbeing)
- Work organisation and job design (work task design, job design, physical work environment, performance capacities)
Why Mature Workers Matter
- Ageing and Work in 2030(60k pdf)
- Age Positive – removing the barriers UK (238k pdf)
- Bridging The Gap (230k pdf) – Mark McCrindle’s research paper on the diversity of the Australian workforce and manager’s need to understand these changing times
- Productive and Safe Workplaces for an Ageing Workforce (337k pdf) – An excellent document on productive and safe workplaces produced by ComCare. 2003.
- Experience Works (577k pdf) – National Seniors Australia commissioned the Australian Institute for Social Research at Adelaide University to prepare a detailed discussion paper on mature age employment issues.
- Focus Group Report – Stage 1 (276k pdf) – Industry consultation report from Phase 1 of the Mature Workers matters project.
- Generations – e-book (666k pdf)
- HREOC report on age discrimination (1267k pdf)
- Labour Force Participation of Women Over 45 102k pdf)
- Mature Workers Matter – ACS Research Paper (236k pdf) – Initial research paper written as a basis for the Mature Workers Matter project.
- Not old, just older (350k pdf)
- Older Worker Myths (37k pdf)
- Old is the new young in skills race (109k pdf)
- Shift career conversations from the ladder to the lattice (117k pdf)
- The boomers can’t call it quits now (38k pdf)
- The future is grey (83k pdf)
- The intergenerational challenges (367k pdf)
- The Knowledge Gap is fact not fiction (49k pdf)
- Value Added The Wisdom Of Older Nurses at Work (1553k pdf) – Victorian Health Report on Older Nurses at Work
- Age discrimination in recruitment (44k pdf)
- An employment guide to older workers (105k pdf)
- Views about older workers (810k pdf)
- Talent Management Perspectives April 2009 (30k pdf)
- The benefits of hiring overqualified candidates (165k pdf)
- Top demographic trends of the decade revealed (63k pdf)
- UK employers respond to ageing (21k pdf)
- UK Research An Ageing Workforce: The Employers Perspective Feb10 (78k pdf)
Flexible work practices
- Flexibility key to older workers (41k pdf)
- Flexible Working in a challenging economic environment (111k pdf)
- Flexible Work in the Information Age (800k pdf)
- Flexible work patterns & staff retention (57k pdf)
- Help Employees Care for Parents (157k pdf) – This US article outlines the issues and suggests some ways employers can assist their employees to balance their responsibilities
- Historic White House Forum on Flexibility (20k pdf)
- Mature workers value flexibility – Singapore Study (66k pdf)
- Multi Gen Workforce Study(1695k pdf)
- Now is the right time to work past 65 in the UK (26k pdf)
- Older is wiser (474k pdf)
- Old is gold in China (48k pdf)
- The Flexible Work Proposal Toolkit The Flexible Work Proposal Toolkit
Work life balance and wellbeing
- Work ability: a holistic approach to work based wellbeing (Prof Louise Rolland) (1721k pdf)
- Enhancing Employee Health at Work
- Goal Setting in Seven Steps (80k pdf)
- New Definition Of Success At Midlife (40k pdf)
- Positive attitude delays ageing (32k pdf)
- Self esteem tips (76k pdf)
- Shifting the Finnish Line AFR Boss 22 Feb 2011 (212k pdf)
- US Research – Effects of Workplace Flexibility on Health Behaviours (38k pdf)
- Working longer, living better – Europe’s coming of age
- Work life balance improving for leaders (74k pdf)
Flexibility / WorkLife Balance
SafeWork SA dedicated resource to work life balance.
Minimise stress from poor work organisation.
Retirement and work planning for mature workers
Envisage – Create your future. Available in seminar or online format for mature employees.
Funding for mature worker
Australian businesses that provide jobs to people, 50 years of age or older, could get financial assistance from the Australian Government.
Funding for workability case studies
Contact Professor Philip Taylor at Monash University.