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This part of our website is devoted to the latest information about our research, projects, media and public speaking engagements and better practice in age management.

If you have a story you think others should read, please send it to us. We are always interested in hearing better practice stories from industry that others could benefit from.

Please forward your news to Damien Woods - dwoods@swin.edu.au

Recent News

The latest edition of Down to Business is now available. Down to Business is an e-Newsletter which will be published monthly by Business Work and Ageing. In this edition you will find:

BWA in the Media

Work and Retirement - BWA work and retirement survey findings have been widely reported over the past weeks in mainstream Australian media, with articles appearing in The Australian, The Age, The West Australian and HR Monthly. If you would like further information about any of these articles, please contact Damien Woods at BWA.

Recently, BWA members have had some interesting forays into the media. Philip Taylor was recently interviewed by the British current affairs program Panorama for their special Must Have Own Teeth which examined employer attitudes and difficulties experienced by older workers trying to stay at work longer in the UK. The full television segment can be viewed via the web on the following link - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/4873132.stm (click the video button under the Panorama icon in the top right hand corner of the page.

Louise Rolland was interviewed on ABC Radio National program Australia Talks Back on Wednesday May 2nd. Once again the topic of discussion was older workers and their experience in trying to find work and to remain in the workforce in an environment where age can be an active disincentive for employers. The interview can be listened to via the ABC website by following this link - http://www.abc.net.au/rn/australiatalksback/stories/2006/1628860.htm

Work Ability is now online. You can download more information about the Work Ability Index on our Services page or you can undertake the survey by following the link to the left. Work Ability is a very powerful tool for organisational analysis and has remarkable potential to help employers strategically target interventions for the greatest return on investment and benefit to employees.

Wise Workforce Project .

On Thursday November 24th 2005, BWA launched the Wise Workforce project, an initiative of the Department of Employment and Workplace relations targeting small to medium sized enterprises in Melbourne's Inner East. The project aims to raise awareness of the changing workforce demographics and to encourage better age management strategies in these organisations.

A full press release can be viewed on the Swinburne website here -

http://www.swinburne.edu.au/corporate/marketing/mediacentre/core/releases_article.php?releaseid=659

Louise Rolland will be interviewed on ABC Radio National's Life Matters program this Wednesday morning (December 7th). Tune in.

To listen to Louise on ABC Radio National's Life Matters, please Click Here.

This project has now concluded.

Better Balance Project

This project was a recruitment pilot conducted in 2005 in the Greater Brisbane area, with project partners Westpac, Hudson, The Salvation Army Employment Plus and funded by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations.

A Quick Guide for those undertaking recruitment activities has been developed based on both this project and other similar projects undertaken by Business Work and Ageing and can be downloaded by following this link.

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