Building your Lighthouse through COVID-19

Just as a sailor looks to a lighthouse to orient themselves, so too can we build a personal lighthouse to ensure our decisions and behaviours are guided intentionally during this uncertain time. With full houses and full brains, we can all be feeling a bit seasick. Taking the time to build our own lighthouse can…

Working from Home

Transition to Home: What Do I Need to Know about Working from Home with Kids and Partners through COVID-19? The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major shift in how Australians will work for the foreseeable future. For many organisations, having employees work remotely is entirely new. Not so long ago, only one in three Australians…

Making A Successful Career Transition

Making the decision to change careers at any stage during your life can feel both exciting and daunting. There are many reasons you might be thinking about a change in your career – stress, work/life balance or lack of fulfilment. Whatever your reason and no matter your age, armed with the right knowledge and tools,…

Ageing Workforce Ready

Newsletter #2
MARCH 2020

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a significant impact on all sectors of society, demanding that we make rapid changes to our way of life and placing substantial financial, emotional and social stressors on all of us.

The Ageing Workforce Ready Project team hope that by publishing a newsletter during this unique time we can provide much needed support to employers with older employees.

New Findings Highlight The Need For Organisations To Support The Hidden And Ongoing Seasons Of Working Parenthood

Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) and Transitioning Well release four key resources through PWWP, a program helping new and expectant parents The teams at Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE) and Transitioning Well are proud to announce the launch of four key resources, filled with findings, strategies, and information designed to build organisational capability required to…

Working through menopause

Part 2: What can workplaces do? Thea O’Connor In the past 40 years, workforce participation of women aged 55 to 64 years has risen from around 20% to 60%. Given this substantial increase, it only makes sense for employers to think about how they can support and retain experienced women as they transition through menopause. …

Supporting women through menopause

Part 1: How women can prepare themselves. Thea O’Connor “I feel ripped off that no one talked to me about it.” ¹ “Why didn’t anyone tell me?  This is a change of life I was not prepared for at all.” “Before I had my period at 13, I was told some stuff, but no one…

Supporting the ongoing seasons of working parenthood

Most family-friendly programs focus on supporting new parents, however parenthood also involves ongoing transition points as children grow from babies and toddlers to school-aged children and adolescents. With each new phase comes a new set of joys and challenges. Without effective ongoing support, later-stage working parents can be just as vulnerable as new parents to…