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Over Half of Unemployed Older Workers at Risk of Involuntary Retirement


Several indicators show 2.9 million older workers who exited the labor force are unlikely to return.

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August 7, 2020

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How to Overcome Five Stereotypes about Older Workers, with Debbie Lipton


Debbie Lipton is here today to talk about five stereotypes about older candidates and how you can overcome them.

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Coronavirus: Over-55s Main Victims of Employment Crisis, Watchdog Finds


Older workers are shouldering the burden of pandemic job losses and pay cuts

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August 5, 2020

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COVID-19 and Ageism – The View from Outside the UK


Our Innovation and Change Officer, John Kiernan, talks about the international view of ageism that has been brought to light by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Older Workers aren’t Hurting the Economy, They’re Stimulating It


Here’s the thing: Not only are older workers sticking around, they are also helping to boost demand at the consumer level.

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How Social Workers Can Tackle Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Nursing Homes during COVID-19


The coronavirus has been infecting and killing people of color at disproportionately high rates in the United States—particularly within the Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. This is mirrored in long-term care facilities, with the probability of cases and death being strongly related to race.

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August 2, 2020

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Crafting an Interesting Job: Stimulating an Active Role of Older Workers in Enhancing Their Daily Work Engagement and Job Performance


These results demonstrate that older workers can be stimulated daily to engage in effective job crafting behaviors to make sure that they are motivated and productive members of the workforce.

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July 30, 2020

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Disrespect at Work, Distress at Home: A Longitudinal Investigation of Incivility Spillover and Crossover Among Older Workers


Specifically, we investigated whether and how incivility relates to well-being outside of work, among both targeted employees and their partners. These results suggest that for both older workers and their partners, the harms of incivility eventually extend beyond the organizations where they originate.

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Opinion: Bye, Boomer: The Coming Cull of Workers over 50


Employers seize on slumps to purge more expensive, more experienced workers, study warns

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