Old Is New:
A Compelling Case for Age Diversity in the Workplace
by Michael Stahl at fromdayone.co
By the year 2024, nearly one quarter of the labor force is projected to be age 55 or older, double what it was in 1994, when the figure was just under 12%. This trend has dramatic implications for how we view the workforce. Age discrimination in the workplace is illegal, but nonetheless a widespread phenomenon. It creates unjust challenges for older individuals in job retention and the securing of new ones. But studies show that a diverse workforce, in terms of gender, race, and age as well, is better for business, and companies will be well-served if they catch on to this.
Upskilling and Reskilling for the Digital Workplace
by Jessica Miller-Merrell at shrm.org
Even before 2020 forced us all into working from our kitchens, home offices, or bedrooms, the world was very much on its way towards removing the necessity for conventional workspaces. Today, younger generations have grown up with lectures and lessons online, while YouTube has also risen to become a better teacher – and imparter of skills – than school ever could…
But in 2020, people of all ages are having to familiarize themselves with the digital workplace.
Why Companies and Skilled Workers
Are Turning to On-Demand Work
from Harvard Business Review
PODCAST: A conversation with HBS’s Joseph Fuller and BCG’s Allison Bailey on leveraging digital talent platforms.
How To Develop Confidence To Fuel Your Job Search
by Eileen Hoenigman Meyer at glassdoor.com
Being unemployed can be hard on the ego. Whether you are recovering from a layoff or trying to get back into the workforce after a hiatus, it can be challenging to put unemployment into perspective without your sense of self taking a hit.
Being unemployed can make you feel unconvinced of your professional value. It adds to the difficulty that from this tender place you’re trying to muster up the gumption to sell your skills on the job market. It’s time to shed that skin, recognize your worth, and energize your hunt.
More help for the 50+ job seeker:
Pass it Along
If you attend networking events and go to jobs clubs, you’ve been meeting other job seekers just like you. Mention the Nifty50s to them and encourage them to visit as well. You’ll be helping them and you’ll make an appreciative friend for yourself.