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  1. 50+ ACTIVELY RESEARCH FINDINGS BY ŠÁRKA HASTRMANOVÁ

  2. Whygeneration 50+? 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  3. Who are Czechseniors? (I/II) • 3,782,524 persons aged over 50 - 36% of Czech population • 3,155,275 – persons aged 50-75 -30% of Czech population • 1,598,883 persons aged over 65 - 15% of Czech population • Life expectancy: • 81 for women • 74 for men • by the Czech Statistical Office (31. 12. 2009)

  4. Who are Czechseniors? (II/II) 2 236 419 of retirementpensionspaid in may2010 by TheCzechRepublic. Theaverage pension is10, 065 CZK.

  5. Research design • Sociological research combined qualitative and quantitative techniques • Stages of research (April – June 2010): • 1th stage – 23 in-depth interviews with HR managers, bureau of labour employees and NGO with programs for seniors • 2nd stage – 5 focus groups with seniors, HR managers and NGO • 3rd stage –questionnairsurveyCzech seniors (2020 respondents) • Analyses (July – August 2010): • Qualitativeanalysis (FG, in-depthinterviews) • Quantitativeanalysis (SPSS, statistical tests of dependency, etc.) 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  6. Researchgoals • Seniors and labour market • Companies and their assessment of senior workers; • Strengths and weaknesses of seniors on labour market; • Ageism on Czech labour market; • Gaps in knowledge; • Challanges and opportunities for seniors • Social services for seniors; • Voluteering of Czech seniors and their interest • Life in retirement – expectation and reality • Freetime activities; • Active ageing; etc. 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  7. Prezentationtopics • Life satisfaction and other dimensions • Employing seniors (pros and cons) • Generation 50+ and further education • The end of work carrier and new opportunities • Retirement and volunteering 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  8. Prezentation topics • Generation 50+ and companies • Unemployment of 50+ • Employment policies towards seniors • Ageism 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  9. Topic I) Lifesatisfaction 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  10. Satisfactionofseniors 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  11. Ratesofsatisfaction Lowsatisfaction 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  12. Topic II) Seniors as a workforce 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  13. Employingseniors? No, becauseof… • Stereotypes fixed with „age over 50“ • Low literacy in foreign languages and PC • Fitnessand atractivity • Low flexibility at work • Low adaptability to new technical challenges • Slow learning of new work proceses • Work habits • Lack of authority towards youger bosses • Worse orientation on labour market 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  14. Employingseniors? Yes, becauseof… • Years of experience • Practical knowledge • Know-how • Time flexibility • Higher loyalty towards employers • Low fluctuation – job appreciation • Psychical balanced • Knowledge of how to cope with problems • Low financial expectations • Family claims (grown up children, financial stability, independence ) 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  15. Work opportunities& ambitions of seniors • Czech seniors have less work opportunities than younger generations? • Seniors do not agree that they are less work ambitious then others (1/3 strongly disagree) • Seniors do not agree with the statement that they rather go to early retirement then stay employed (70% disagree) 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  16. Topic III) Attitudesof seniors towardseducation 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  17. Generation 50+ and further education • Almost 30% of respondents aged 50-74 have recently attended at least one of the following forms of education: • Training (profesional) – 21% • Courses (languages, computer, etc.) – 13% • Retraining – 4% • Overall, 63% of respondents would like to improve in at least some of the measured skills: • foreign languages (27%) • computers (25%) 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  18. Let´s „talk“ and „compute“ withgeneration 50+ 68% of respondents are not satisfied with their knowledge of foreign languages (respondents of lower education, older seniors, unemployed, women) The computer skills decrease with age(more likely people with basic education, factory workers, retired people and women) 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  19. Criticalgroupamong senior labourforce • More likely: • Lower education (basic education) • Retired people • Women • People with low income • Factory workers • Lowest interest in further education 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  20. Matterof money orwill? • 20% of seniors would invest money in education (more likely theyounger, more educated and economically active) • 50% seniors are interested in further education 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  21. Retraining • 4% of respondents took part in retraining courses • Content of retraining courses were estimated as useful • Majority of respondents were satisfied with quality BUT • Efficiency of retraining courses is low because it is not designed with the aim to fill in available work places • Retraining courses do not correspond with the needs of employers 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  22. Topic IV) The end of work carrier and new opportunities 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  23. Let ´s have a rest in retirement… • Retirement is mostly perceived as time for rest, seniors are looking forward to be in retirement (vision of freetime, hobbies and leisure time) • Top 5 freetime activities in retirement: • Gardening • Walking, fishing, etc. • Reading, sudoku and crosswords • Looking after grandchildren • Homeworking • The only negative perception of retirement is connected to worseningphysicalcondition and decline of income 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  24. … orcontinueworking 52% 38% 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  25. Topic V) Retirementandvolunteeringofseniors 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  26. Volunteering in retirement About 40% ofretiredpeopleinterested in volunteering in general 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  27. Recommendations • Design part-time jobs for seniors and people in retirement • Assist seniors to run their own business • Design retraining courses together with employers • Reinforce further education of 50+ in languages and PC • Offer psychological advisory for senior workers • Initiate volunteering programs 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová

  28. Questions ?hastrmanova@respekt.cz 50+ Actively, Šárka Hastrmanová