The workplace is transforming before our eyes. And jobs are the story, as populations world-wide continue to age and confront the impact of longevity and financial security.
The USC researchers also found that women were more likely than men to have been overly optimistic about retirement-benefits expectations. As a result, men “are more likely to save more and reach retirement better prepared,” the authors wrote.
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While the coronavirus pandemic is causing many older workers who have lost jobs, or who have been offered early retirement severance packages, to decide to leave the work force, others are shifting to entrepreneurship.
Ageism is alive and well in the workplace. It’s not going anywhere. It’s been here––it’s like the last ism that people don’t like to talk about it that much. They say, “Oh, we don’t have that in our company.”
One thing we lose when we work from home is the energy, engagement and positive vibes we get from laughing at a co-worker’s joke, making eye contact with someone and smiling, or kibitzing as we wait for the coffee to brew.
“The Embodied Labs technology puts you into the shoes of the patient and you also see what the disease is going to look like over time,” said Mary Furlong, a consultant on health care and longevity marketing. “It’s not just a science project; it is a viable market,” she said.
You’ll hear Deb, a Transformational Coach and the founder of Transformational Pathways Australia, interview women coaches, mentors and specialists in middle life in a series of empowering conversations designed to give you proven practices for creating the fulfilling, meaningful and joyful life you want.
Some retirees may be surprised to learn that a portion of their Social Security benefits could be subject to federal income taxes.
No question the challenges are greater for older workers who have lost a job. Employers may worry about their increased vulnerability to COVID-19 if they return to the office, their potential for higher healthcare costs, their ability to work with younger colleagues and whether their technology skills are up to date.