Examples of real progress on ageing in the workplace

Examples of real progress on ageing in the workplace

Starting from July 2016 year, a company in Singapore can apply for up to S$300,000 in grants to fund job redesign projects targeted at workers aged 50 and older under the WorkPro scheme. By Kim Walker

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Rethink ageing for a more realistic and optimistic prediction of economic impact

Rethink ageing for a more realistic and optimistic prediction of economic impact

The conventional old-age dependency ratio makes the economic impact of ageing societies seem worse than they will be. There are now some better measures that do not exaggerate the effects of ageing. By Kim Walker

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Consumers aged 60-plus will account for up to 60 percent of urban consumption growth to 2030 – McKinsey

Consumers aged 60-plus will account for up to 60 percent of urban consumption growth to 2030 – McKinsey

An excellent report from McKinsey identifies nine groups of urban consumers that are projected to generate three-quarters of global urban consumption growth from 2015 to 2030. That’s now!

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An extraordinary exhibition on ageing – Bangkok, Thailand

An extraordinary exhibition on ageing – Bangkok, Thailand

Ageing is inevitable. Children in the future will live longer than adults today. The best thing we can do now is to create the future that we are ready to age by ourselves.

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Are paper bank statements still needed?

Are paper bank statements still needed?

At my local bank recently I remarked to the representative that surely it was time to move on from the old paper bankbook and statements. He calmly replied that many customer still prefer them.

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Adult-diaper market is growing faster than every other paper-based household staple in the U.S

Adult-diaper market is growing faster than every other paper-based household staple in the U.S

As birthrates fall and life spans lengthen, there’s plenty of room for expansion in this market, because babies grow out of diapers, but incontinent adults usually don’t.

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Age stereotypes reverse when it comes to online shopping for healthcare

Age stereotypes reverse when it comes to online shopping for healthcare

study by Accenture shows that when it comes to shopping for healthcare online, older shoppers, long assumed to be less confident digitally, seem better able to figure things out for themselves – online.

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One in four Uber drivers are 50+

One in four Uber drivers are 50+

One in four Uber drivers are 50+, based on a study conducted by Uber over 2014 and 15 among drivers in the USA.

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Are advertisements biased against senior citizens?

Are advertisements biased against senior citizens?

AUSTRALIAN research has found that 67% of 45 to 54-year-olds say advertising is not in tune with their needs or …

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Being friendly towards 50+ market

Being friendly towards 50+ market

COMPANIES wanting to achieve long term business success must make their entire consumer experience “age-friendly” – a finding from our …

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