Adage in the Media
All media enquiries should be directed to Heidi Holmes, MD of Adage.com.au, on 0409 966 209, or email@example.com
Adage is very active in the media as an advocate for older workers. If you would like Adage to speak at your event please contact
see our Adage Speaks Out page for more information.
Become a Corporate Champion for Mature Workers: Employer Grants Available - 12 February 2013
Adage.com.au friend and partner Sageco is thrilled to announce that we have been successful as a provider for the expansion of the Corporate Champions program for 2013 – 2016. As a Corporate Champions provider, we will be assisting employers (with 200+ employees) to recruit and retain mature age workers.
As the Hon Kate Ellis MP, Minister for Employment Participation said in Hobart last Friday:
“There are many benefits for employers that join the Corporate Champions program. Corporate Champions are eligible to receive a program of tailored assistance from an industry expert, valued up to $10,000 (for SMEs, $20 000 for larger organisations). You get a professional assessment of your organisation’s workforce demographics and recruitment and retention practices and help to develop an action plan to improve in any areas you identify as a priority.”
Media Release: Talent pool continues to be overlooked - November 2012
More than three quarters of mature age jobseekers in Australia are dissatisfied with employers and recruiters, new research by mature age job board Adage.com.au has found.
A survey of more than 800 jobseekers, all above the age of 45, has revealed a hefty 88% are dissatisfied with the level of response received from recruiters. A further 77% said they are dissatisfied with the response of employers.
Mature worker survey release
Time to tackle age bias at work - BRW, 18 October 2012
If you don’t want to look too old for the job, make sure you have a Gmail account. Employers think that use of Yahoo and Hotmail email accounts are a sure sign that you are behind the times and probably a mature-aged candidate.
Making the case for maturity - The Weekend Australian, 22-23 September 2012
The fastest growing labour market segment is also the most experienced and skilled.
Grey Hair and Grey Matter: good for business - The Age, September 13, 2012
Holmes often deals with people who express surprise that a 30-year-old would be running a jobs board for mature workers. "I went into a meeting once and someone said to me: 'You look really good for a 45-year-old!'"
Why Making Room for Older Workers Pays - Australian Financial Review, Wednesday 8 August
When the Fair Work Act review was released last week, scant attention was given to its recommendations that workers be given the right to request flexible working conditions to care for grandchildren or elderly parents.
SMEs Find That Maturity Pays - Australian Financial Review, Tuesday 10 July 2012
Small and medium sized business owners are embracing mature age workers as central to their growth and sustainability.
Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks - The Australian, 21-22 April 2012
There are many myths surrounding mature age workers and topping the list is their unwillingness to learn. "That old cliche, 'you can't teach an old dog new tricks', its absolutely not true says Heidi Holmes Managing Director of adage.com.au, a leading job board for experienced workers over 45 and age friendly employers.
Adage on Today Tonight - 1 March 2012 - Workforce Getting Older
Some are doing it because they love their work and are happy to continue, but an increasing number have no choice, simply needing the money to maintain a reasonable lifestyle.
View the video here
Adage featured on Today Tonight - 31 Jan 2012 - Workplace Age Discrimination
It is becoming the biggest single issue in employment circles, as a staggering number of people over 50 complain they can't find work, and those that do have jobs worry they'll be shown the door.
Read more of the transcript here
Heidi talks with 50 Up.
On Staying in the Workplace: "Within society age discrimination hasn’t publicly been stigmatised like race or gender discrimination” says Heidi. “The risk is if organisations continue to neglect this talent pool they may find they lose their competitive advantage in the war for talent, especially with a looming skills shortage."
Read more at 50Up.com.au
Heidi Holmes – Australian Financial Review Opinion Piece
"Perception and reality: old or experienced. Mature-age job seekers and the aging of the population have been hot topics over the last few months, with commentary from respected employers and industry groups."
Read more here...
Heidi Holmes for StartUpSmart
"Heidi Holmes, managing director of online job board Adage.com, which specifically targets older people, says many employers are still hesitant to hire mature workers..."
Read article on the StartUp Smart website.
Media Release: Budget neglects ready and valuable talent pool: older workers
As part of his Budget last night, Wayne Swann has committed $3b for skills, education and training to combat a looming skills shortage…
Read PDF here…
Media Release: Can't beat a boomer, so why not hire one?
Mature age workers are among some of the most motivated and productive participants in workforce according to a recent study released by accounting firm Ernst & Young.
Read full release here...
Heidi Holmes in the KPMG Newsletter
Heidi Holmes says that KPMG was a great place to start her career. “At 18 years of age, it set the bar very high. Working with such intelligent yet diverse people was influential in me starting my own business eventually.”
Read more here…
Heidi Holmes Podcast: ABC Radio Interview with SageCo