Gigging, Blume-ing and Flexible Work.. In the millennial age of freelancing, contracting and flexible work, the glamorously titled “gig economy” has grown in prominence. In a previous article “Gigging and Gig Economy” found here we explore the fundamentals of what is meant by “gigging”, then ultimately look at whether being self-employed could be beneficial to an older
The Background – 5 Generations, 1 Workplace and a Load of Millennials In today’s workplace, managers and leaders are responsible for solving an unprecedented challenge: up to five generations; including millennials, could be working alongside each other for the first time. Each generation bringing its own life stage, social preferences, political attitudes, cultural references and
Retired UK citizens have a chance to secure the trip of a lifetime comparethemarket.com has today announced a nationwide search to find a lucky retiree to set out on an all-expenses paid ‘Senior Gap Year’. With over a quarter (27%) of Brits admitting that they regret never having taken a gap year, the price comparison
The power of the mind, and why it’s not all mumbo-jumbo.. For some psychology is just an easy degree at university. For others it’s “mumbo-jumbo” that bears little relevance to their everyday lives. I fall somewhere in between. Look, I do believe over-analysis can lead to paralysis so let’s not dig too deep or take
I attended an Age-Friendly Employers summit in Manchester in November and the one topic that has stayed with me? Our discussion around “unconscious bias” and the resultant “name-blind recruitment” solution that is being practised to overcome this. The topic has stayed with me because; to speak candidly, name-blind recruitment worries me. Designed as a solution
Santa Claus is December’s Older Worker of the Month.. We are delighted to announce that Mr Santa Claus of the North Pole; also known as Saint Nicholas, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle, Father Christmas, or simply Santa, has been nominated by an illustrious panel of 1.6 billion children* across the globe to be crowned Greydient’s Older Worker of the Month for December.
I attended an Age-Friendly Employers summit in Manchester this month; organised by the wonderful Centre for Ageing Better, and even though I pride myself on keeping up to speed with all things age employment related, I have to say, I learnt an awful lot. As that wise woman does say “we learn something new every day..”
The Greydient Pledge to Registered Charities.. Greydient has recently made a pledge that all volunteering vacancies through registered charities will be offered free of charge. That’s right, free job ads for volunteer position. The reason being is two fold; 1. Greydient as a business has a social consequence and would like to support the work
Volunteering Special: Why Tim Drake; author of Generation Cherry, is happy to spend time behind bars..
Charity begins at home.. It’s a common statement isn’t it? And there’s some truth to it. Why should you think about helping others when you need to think about the needs of those closest to you first. Your family. Your friends. Your self. If you are long term unemployed or unemployed, the day to day
CV Writing is a real headache, but a necessary one.. Writing a new CV can be a daunting experience at the best of times, it can be a real headache, especially for an older worker – I mean where do you start? Maybe you haven’t written a CV for years and now have 20+ years