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More than talkin’ ’bout your generation: how to manage the challenges of age-diverse teams

By | 2018-07-31T09:02:51+00:00 July 29th, 2018|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary|

The latest Randstad Workmonitor examines employer sentiment about working in age-diverse teams in a multi-generational workforce. What does multi-generational mean? In this case, 10-15 years difference in age between workers. The Workmonitor reports that age-diverse teams are innovative, resourceful and people prefer them. Why then at RiseSmart, are we so often asked to support organisations [...]

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Leadership transition – how we’re taking some of our own medicine

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:42+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Commentary|

Sageco is proud to announce that Alison Monroe became CEO of The Donington Group and Sageco. But in keeping with the philosophy of successful transition, the previous CEO is not being ‘moved on’, ‘retiring’ or going elsewhere. Instead, well known outplacement industry pioneer and former CEO, Geoff Officer will stay on with the group and create the executive role of Commercial Director – with a focus on the Career Partners International relationships and network, overseeing board governance and developing commercial opportunities through his strong executive networks.

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What do you have to show for adapting to an ageing workforce?

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:42+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary, Corporate Champions, Navigate|

You may have the best written ageing workforce plan in the world, but what have you got to show for it? When we declared ourselves 'ageing workforce specialists' ten years ago, we didn't have much to show for it! We worked with organisations who had great faith and would be known in marketing terms as the early adopters.

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Longevity: Why we need to create the future.

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 November 14th, 2013|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary, Envisage|

Longer life expectancy of workers is one of the most important issues organisations will face in the future. This is the view of Lynda Gratton from the London Business School and author of 'The Shift - the future of work is already here." We're passionate about a fresh approach to transition that focuses on creating the future. So it's interesting to consider the impact of longevity on how we shape our career. What do you think about Lynda's points from this TEDx presentation?

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What do you mean by flexibility?

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary, Corporate Champions|

In ten years of ageing workforce research, flexibility is a recurring theme. And from older workers, the resounding sentiment is, "I am happy to work longer, but not the way I'm working now." In one sense, older workers have thrown down the gauntlet to employers; if you want workforce sustainability, then flexible work practices are a necessity for all ages and all stages.

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A personal story of mature age transition plus new retirement research – “Are you ready?”

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 September 23rd, 2013|Commentary, Envisage|

We invited Jeff Milne, the 'older' new kid on the block or the new 'older' kid on the block (!) to share some of his career journey with us. We're thrilled to have Jeff on the Sageco team. Being a ‘newbie’ in my sixties sounds odd but does give a first-hand personal case study of mature age transition that up until now I had experienced mostly in a supporting role as a coach. Transition to purposeful work that it seems life has destined and crafted me to perform, coaching.

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Three pearls on ageing workforce from Stanford and news from across the ditch…

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 August 15th, 2013|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary|

Having been immersed in all things ageing workforce for over nine years, it's easy to be complacent and accept the well worn paradigms held within this topic. The Stanford Center for Longevity April 2013 conference proceedings provide a raft of research questions, frameworks and topics for discussion to generate fresh thinking about this 'ageing workforce' business. Here are a few pearls I gleaned that cause this old dog to add some new tricks to the discussion.

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Choose the best in all generations: multi-generational workforces

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 July 12th, 2013|Ageing workforce planning, Commentary, Corporate Champions, Research|

Three articles on ageing workforce and multi-generational workforces this week that are worth a read. If you're inspired to take action, now's the time with the Australian Federal Government's Corporate Champions program.

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A new force in transition solutions for the employee life course; HREXL group acquires Sageco

By | 2017-07-28T13:26:47+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Commentary, Media|

A ship in its harbour is safe; but that is not what ships are built for. (Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper) This is one of our favourite quotes at Sageco. It particularly rings true this week as the good ship Sageco sets sail into a new era.

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