UNDERSTANDING YOUR 100-YEAR LIFE
One of the most popular items we’ve shared recently is the diagnostic that accompanies Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott’s book The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity. The short quiz, which takes about three minutes to complete, has proved hugely popular as people start contemplating the themes explored in the book.
One of the reasons for its popularity is that few of us are prepared for the practicalities of living longer.
The questions within the diagnostic allow respondents to gauge to what extent they have the tangible and intangible assets required to sustain a long life and career, and can help identify areas where more work is required. More
HOW CAN HR PREPARE FOR LONGEVITY?
Emma Birchall, our Head of Research, has just come back from a speaking engagement in Ireland, where her main focus was longevity. In particular, she identified the key challenges HR professionals need to think hard about to avoid difficult times in the future.
Careers are changing – lengthening, yes, but also changing shape, texture and direction. While some of the more innovative HR teams out there are already sufficiently aware of this to be exploring new career structures, many aren’t. But there is now an urgent need for HR to let go of the linear, 40-year career and begin preparing for what comes next. More