Age and employment

Briefing paper

Check-in opportunity for employers: young Victorians recommend these actions to support wellbeing at work

In a youth citizen’s jury, 54 young people developed 11 asks for actions to support them on their journey to purposeful work.
Infographic

Generation Z: Life at 17

This infographic provides a snapshot of the lives of 17-year-old Australians in relation to school, work, living arrangements and the skills future workplaces will require.
Report

Precarious work schedules among early-career workers in the US: a national snapshot

This research brief presents an overview of work schedules among a representative sample of early-career adults (26 to 32 years old) in the United States. Based on an analysis of new items included in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 (NLSY97), the brief describes...
Report

Employing older workers

Workforce planning that includes succession planning is regarded as a core strategic human resource activity. However, the data in this study leads to the conclusion that organisations may not be giving it the attention it deserves.
Report

Missing the mark: employer perspectives on employment services and mature age jobseekers in Australia

In a changed labour market and with an ageing population, understanding the attitudes and needs of employers is vital to assisting unemployed older Australians to get and keep jobs.
Report

On the front line: employment services staff perspectives on working with mature age jobseekers

Analysis of interviews with jobactive staff showed that employment services staff face considerable challenges and competing demands.
Report

Help, but not real help: mature age jobseeker perspectives on employment services in Australia

Analysis of interviews with mature age jobseekers showed that there is disjunction between what these jobseekers say they need from employment services and what they get.
Report

Working for everyone? Enhancing employment services for mature age jobseekers

This research summary brings together the findings from a Brotherhood of St Laurence study exploring how Australia’s jobactive employment services might better assist mature age jobseekers to get work.
Discussion paper

Developing a new strategy to prepare for an ageing population: discussion document

The population is getting older. The next generation of older people will live longer, be healthier, more skilled and more educated. They are much more likely to remain in the workforce – and to want to. This discussion document has been released seeking community input...
Report

Ageing and work in regional Australia: pathways for accelerating economic growth

Regions have much to gain by lifting the workforce participation rate of their older population. This discussion paper helps define how our ageing workforce is impacting different regions and the potential payoffs for regions.