From 1 Julya collaborative partnership on mature age employment will be established to encourage employers to create more mature age friendly workplaces and reduce age discrimination. The partnership will raise awareness of age discrimination among employers, promote the benefits of employing older workers, and help employers to manage an age-diverse workforce. The Australian Public Service Commission will implement a range of complementary age-friendly practices to lead by example.
In this guide, we look at employment prospects for older workers and provide some tips and advice on re-entering the workforce at age 50 and over. Emphasise the core professional qualities that make you versatile. Be articulate about the proven benefits of diverse teams as well as the challenges they can present.
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Numerous surveys and research has found that the mature age or older worker comes with good basic work experience skills and wisdom. Whilst they may not have worked in your business or industry before, they have worked for a living and understand the importance of putting in a good days work. They are generally more loyalstaying with the one employer for around 3 times the length of time of their younger counterparts. They have usually settled in the one place with family and friends and are looking to consolidate that with work that provides stability and opportunities.
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Mature Age employment is defined as employment over the age of 50 years. Many older Australians want to continue to work but find it difficult to get work if they have become made redundant or otherwise become unemployed, often deliberately targeted in redundancy. COTA advocates forcefully removing barriers to a longer working life for Australians and the right of older Australians to work on as long as they wish and are able, including measures to enable that. We support and advocate for employment policies that encourage and support mature age people to work under flexible arrangements, enabling them to change the nature and extent of their labour force participation.
It specifically hones in on salaries paid to staff in various industries and at various levels. The data is fresh and relates specifically to and is a great tool for benchmarking. There are always new topics in each edition of the p2p post and in the current edition, one that really stands out to me, is the section on mature age job seekers.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics,states that 50 years ago, the majority of Australians who worked were men working full-time. The picture now is very different. Far more people work part-time, or in temporary or casual jobs. Retirement ages vary much more, with a greater proportion of men not participating in the labour force once they are older than