An internet portal featuring Health, Money, Travel, Lifestyle and Relationships topics. 50PLUS.com also enjoys a history of being the online “home-away-from-home” page for many CARP members. With more than 350,000 members, CARP is Canada’s largest association for the 45+ (Zoomers) . We cover many of the same topics that resonate with Zoomers of all ages, but from a leisure, entertainment and personal interest point of view.
This book for job seekers aged 45+ will help you take stock of where you are now and where you want to be. You’ll learn to identify the skills you currently have and how to apply them in a wide variety of work settings, discover that it’s never too late to learn new skills, recognize the many positives for hiring mature workers and learn how to combat some of those negative beliefs that employers may have. Find out more about the different work options available to you, determine your financial and lifestyle needs and gather more resources to move forward as you begin your midlife career transition. For more information and to download the PDF or order online, visit: http://alis.alberta.ca/ep/careershop/showproduct.html?DisplayCode=PRODUCT&EntityKey=3495
Business leaders should pay more attention to the aging worker, according to Katherine Ford, an employment lawyer with Sherrard Kuzz. She discusses how employers can attract, retain and accommodate a valuable business resource.
Norway is better placed to cope with population ageing than most other countries. But it could still do more to improve incentives and opportunities for people to stay working longer which would help ensure the country’s long-term future, according to a new OECD report.
With the leading edge of the baby boom generation now in their mid-sixties, there is considerable interest in how and when these individuals will retire. To help place this issue in a broader context, this paper provides information on the employment histories of individuals who were aged 33 to 38 in 1983 and aged 60 to 65 in 2010. The longest observed duration of employment is used as an organizing framework, with summary measures presented on indicators such as years of employment, job turnover, annual and cumulative earnings, permanent and temporary layoffs, and years of pensionable service. Cohort members are loosely categorized as `marginally attached workers’, `mobile workers’, or `long-term-job holders’ according to their employment characteristics, with about one-tenth, one-quarter, and two-thirds of cohort members in these groups, respectively.
Using longitudinal data on earnings and employment over a 28-year period, this paper provides summary information on the employment histories of individuals who were aged 33 to 38 in 1983 and aged 60 to 65 in 2010. The longest observed duration of employment is used as an organizing framework, with summary measures presented on indicators such as years of employment, job turnover, annual and cumulative earnings, permanent and temporary layoffs, and years of pensionable service. Cohort members are loosely categorized as ‘marginally attached workers’, ‘mobile workers’, or ‘long-term-job holders’ according to their employment characteristics, with about one-tenth, one-quarter, and two-thirds of cohort members in these groups, respectively. Finally, evidence indicates that there has not been any decline in the incidence of long-term employment over time or, conversely, any increase in the frequency of job changes.
This report presents the case for employers to take action on employee wellness, and provides them with a showcase of Canadian innovations to help their employees prevent or manage chronic disease, thereby keeping them healthy and effective throughout their careers.
A new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid, the second in a series of workplace attitudes conducted exclusively for Postmedia News and Global Television, has given Canadians the opportunity to debunk or reinforce some workplace stereotypes regarding older workers that could be at play in Canada.
Although most Canadians approaching retirement believe they will get to pick the day they step away from their careers, reality has shown that many Canadians are forced to a retire at a time other than one of their choosing, according to a new poll conducted by Ipsos Reid on behalf of RBC.
An online poll of 1,000 parents commissioned by CIBC has found that 36% of Canadian parents with children under 25 years old will delay their own retirement to help their kids pay for tuition and other education-related expenses, 19% by 5 years or more. 60% of respondents have saved less for their retirement than they had originally planned because of helping children with education costs, and 33% of parents say they have taken on additional debt themselves to help children pay for education.