What happens when the work runs out?

Automation’s impact on society is generating much interest, with prognostications all the way up to impending robot Armageddon. Even more measured assessments warn of a double squeeze on resources as the population ages and a significant proportion of human jobs are automated. I’ve written about this in two previous posts on this blog, about the… Read More

On the bench? Coping with being ‘Open’ after 50

I’m seeing quite a few friends and colleagues over 50 back on the jobs market after long stints with the same company, after being displaced as their business consolidates and outsources their support functions like IT, finance and procurement. Most of them are skilled and experienced managers or specialists in their field. I’ve written about… Read More