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How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

How an Unretirement Policy will Improve Your Business

Last week I wrote about how an Unretirement policy – enabling older workers who would previously have been expected to retire – can be a significant driver in overcoming the skills shortage. This clearly struck a chord with many people, judging by the number of ‘hits’...
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain

Sometimes referred to as the father of American literature, Mark Twain really hit the nail on the head here – age is most certainly an issue of mind over matter! Speaking for myself, I feel very little different now to what I did 30 years ago (I need glasses now for...
Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

Unretirement – Overcoming the Skills Shortage with an Untapped Resource

There is no question that there’s a global skills shortage – not just among the developed countries, but the developing ones, too, like South Africa – with no less than 87% of companies either already experiencing this, or expecting to do so within the next few years,...
Inflation – Reducing the Risks to Your Business with the 5 Cs

Inflation – Reducing the Risks to Your Business with the 5 Cs

In my previous post, I touched on why a little inflation is desirable, but high inflation almost inevitably leads to a recession, and presents a number of challenges and risks to business, including: Rising input / running and borrowing costs Declining customer demand...
“Inflation is the parent of unemployment and the unseen robber of those who have saved.” – Margaret Thatcher

“Inflation is the parent of unemployment and the unseen robber of those who have saved.” – Margaret Thatcher

Inflation is going to have a significant effect on business and individuals for the next few years. As we started to exit the pandemic and business started to get going again, energy prices started to rise quite sharply – two years of depressed demand had led to...