Older people – a new power for development

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons.  The proportion of the population over 60 is growing strongly throughout the world. The World Health Organization in its webpage on 1 October: International Day of Older Persons this year  promote survey that Older people are a new power for development.

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Working toward Post-Graduate Nursing Degrees

online nursing Nurses often work long hours throughout the week. Because they may be at work for as long as twelve hours per shift, it might seem like these professionals have little time to pursue an advanced degree.

However, nurses who want to go back to school to work toward a post-graduate degree have an option that helps them avoid going to on-campus courses. Continue reading “Working toward Post-Graduate Nursing Degrees”

An Online MBA Could Be Your Launchpad

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Many people dream of the six-figure salaries that come with careers in the business world, but only a fraction of them have the intelligence and work ethic to successfully complete an MBA program.

Are you one of the minority? Do you have what it takes to succeed in business? Here are just a few questions to ask yourself before you enroll in a program. Continue reading “An Online MBA Could Be Your Launchpad”

Help others as a social worker

UNESocial workers can help individuals, families and communities in enhancing their overall lives and well-being. Obtaining a Master of Social Work degree will help students to develop their skills and abilities in order to resolve problems that individuals or families may be experiencing.

Those who have a passion for making a difference and care about people may make excellent social workers. In addition to enhancing the quality of other’s lives, social workers also aim to achieve social justice and help others in reaching their full potential. Continue reading “Help others as a social worker”

British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce

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This article is contributed by Tristan Anwyn.

For the silver-haired in Britain this is shaping up to be something of a golden age, where employers are more likely than ever to welcome older employees back into the workforce.  

Recent statistics show that the number of over-65s currently employed in the UK is now over a million for the first time in history.  It may be a little intimidating to go for that interview but remember you have lots to offer. Continue reading “British Seniors Are Welcome In The Workforce”

The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career

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If you’re serious about a career in real estate, then you’ll want to go to school for it. Just as dentists, nurses, and contractors obtain some type of secondary education to help prepare them for their career choices, the highly qualified and successful real estate agents are the ones who sought out educational opportunities to help them get a leg up in the world of buying and selling residential and commercial property. Continue reading “The Road To A Successful Real Estate Career”

Tips For The Mature Job Seeker

mature job seekerThis article is contributed by Molly Wiltshire-Bridle.

Over the hill … and into a new job.

Call it a mid-life crisis, or perhaps just a long overdue epiphany, but at the ripe old age of 50, you’ve decided it’s time for a career change. Or perhaps, less graciously, you’ve found yourself facing redundancy after 20+ years of service (read: servitude?). Continue reading “Tips For The Mature Job Seeker”

Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career

back in the saddleThis article is contributed by Ryan Currie.

It is estimated that over 20% of the U.S. workforce is over the age of 55. In fact, many people are surprised to hear that over 75% of all 65 year-olds have less than $5,000 in the bank for retirement! The sagging economy and stats like these only highlight the need of seniors to work longer and harder than ever. Continue reading “Back in the Saddle: Use Social Media to Restart Your Career”

How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks

toolsThis article is contributed by Patricia Wright.

While any business will have a number of tools and assets critical to its success, the most important of these is almost always going to be the workforce. Everything else here is just tools and supplies to be used by your staff – if they aren’t motivated to use the materials well, or if they aren’t able to operate the tools effectively, then the outcome is never going to be as good as it could be. Continue reading “How To Best Motivate Your Staff On Complex Tasks”

8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.

understand risksThis article is contributed by Robin Peters. Workplace safety is a serious issue. It isn’t just a question of responsibility or lawsuits; having proper safety protocols in place is critical in order to prevent injuries, or worse. Here are 8 workplace safety tips that could help save your life. Continue reading “8 Workplace Safety Tips That Could Save Your Life.”