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  1. Should we let the menopause become an issue in the workplace?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Last week I was invited to a panel discussion on the menopause , where following on from research commissioned by Superdrug as part of their Life Plus Beauty report. The report highlighted that the Menopause is undoubtedly a concern of growing older, with 50 per cent of those yet to experience it admitting to worrying about its approach, rising to 69 per cent in the under 50s. When it comes to the symptoms playing on their minds, hot flushes not only topped the list of the biggest worry but it was also the symptom experienced most by those who were post-menopausal, with 68 percent saying they suffered from them. Women were three times more likely to be worried about losing their...
  2. Mum and daughter launch new business together at the ages of 53 and 25,  ‘doing what we love’.

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    How Amanda and Emily Thompson’s health problems inspired a new career. Amanda’s story “After years of suffering from joint swelling and immobility, in 2013 I was diagnosed by a Rheumatologist as having Rheumatoid Arthritis.  He prescribed extremely powerful drugs that could have serious side-effects.   I asked the Rheumatologist if I could try a more natural approach.  However, he was very unsupportive and said that going down the natural route wouldn’t work.  He suggested that if I didn’t take the medication my condition would continue to deteriorate to where I could possibly end up in a wheelchair. “I cried.  I told him I...
  3. Business over 50: Networking for introverts

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Susan Cain sums up lots of great things around introversion in her book, Quiet, and her Ted talk is brilliant to watch (https://www.ted.com/talks/susan_cain_the_power_of_introverts). She shares just how challenging it can be for introverts to have the energy to go out and network – even citing a University Professor who is brilliant at delivering an annual lecture and follow up questions with the audience but finds the idea of a lunch with everyone before his talk just too much to take on so politely declines this. It is also worth noting ‘networking’ isn’t just about going to an event and striking up conversations with strangers – networking permeates all areas of our lives and when done right it can be life enhancing and...
  4. Are employers ready for an older workforce?

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon With about one third of workers in the UK now over 50, it is difficult to understand why employers are still not prepared for or understand the value the more mature workers can bring to the workplace. With the increase in state pension age, it is not an option for many to retire at the traditional age of 60. I do often wonder how much the government consulted with industry before raising the pension age, to determine if businesses were ready to absorb mature workers into their workforce for the additional years they are required to work. Based on the apparent unpreparedness of employers to hire, manage and retain older workers, I can only suspect that little consultation took place. Are employers ready for...
  5. Coping with Redundancy in your Fifties

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    Article by Lianna Champ   Redundancy at any age can be a particularly difficult experience, but when we reach our fifties, we may have the added blow of reduced job opportunities with employers perhaps looking for younger candidates with a longer term investment.   Finding ourselves redundant in our fifties can have a knock on effect in many areas of our lives. Struggling to find a new job can affect our confidence and even our self trust in our ability to achieve. An opportunity to learn new skills Spend some quiet time. There is much inner learning to be found in silence. Learn to trust yourself and tune out any negative voices. Don’t let a fear of an unknown future hold you back, nor your old familiar habits. Sometimes we get...
  6. The Pros and Cons of working with your life partner 

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    Article by Patricia Bacon Couplepreneurs are emerging as an economic segment that is somewhat unknown, undiscovered, undervalued and unrecognised. I hope to change that and normalise the idea of embarking on running a business with your life partner rather than have people look at me in disbelief when I tell them that couples are doing this. Couplepreneurs  – a global community for couple owned businesses to meet, share and inspire their stories and come together to support and be supported through the trusted advisor network within the community – intends busting open the myths around couples living and working together. It’s definitely an emotive subject so what are the real benefits and challenges of working with your life partner? You are ‘All In’ and...
  7. Dress to Impress: Perfect Your Work Wardrobe

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    We all want to look our best at work, offering a professional and well-presented image of ourselves. However, this is a task that can sometimes become slightly more difficult once we reach our 50s , especially if we are working with mostly younger colleagues. A good way to approach the task of managing your working wardrobe is to start with the individual items themselves: wearing pieces that are well-designed and made with excellent fabrics will always be far superior to those that are on-trend but cheap. As we will see, there are also good rules to abide by concerning the most flattering shapes, colours and use of accessories. Pick your items wisely Walking into the office is not the same as walking down a catwalk; no matter what magazines describe...
  8. Are men really more innovative than women?

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    Article by Natalie Turner Having just joined the 50s Club, I was excited to be asked to write an article for a site that focuses on being fabulous after 50! Particularly, when it was on my topic of expertise, innovation, and posed such a provocative title. First of all, we need to broaden out the concept of what it means to be innovative. Being an inventor, and being an innovator are not necessarily the same thing, and whilst men dominate the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematical industries), and only 7% of women in the UK are technological inventors, although the trend is rising, it is a well-known fact that many patents end up collecting dust in the registries of organisations, or never see the light of day. To be innovative...
  9. It’s never too late to change career – but ask yourself these key questions first

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    Article by Ceri Wheeldon Have you  reached your 50s, disappointed in the career choices you have made? Well it’s never too  late to change. But be sure your expectations should you make that change are realistic. As many of us are choosing (or having to) work for longer,  we can plan second, third , or even fourth careers – but make any changes based on informed decisions: Ask yourself some key questions before you change career: What are your transferrable skills? What are your financial needs and expectations? What additional skills/knowledge do you need? What are your timescales? How much happier will you be if you make the change? Does the role fit into an industry sector that is growing or declining? Can you start working in this field while continuing in your current role? How will any change affect your...
  10. Why thinking differently could help you succeed in your career

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    By Paul Sloane, author of The Leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills You can increase your popularity and success by becoming an ideas carrier, someone who identifies, collects and communicates fresh ideas for other people’s business challenges.  If you work in an office you can do this for your colleagues, your boss or the people who report to you. If you are a consultant or sales person you can do this for your customers. If you are a buyer you can do it for your suppliers. In every case you can build your relationship by helping the other person solve their problems. Let’s say you are in sales. Think of your most important customers. What are their most pressing business challenges? What are the top priorities and...
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