Demographics

Skills for the future: what will give your kids the best career?

I am not going to talk about smashed avocado this week, even though I know that is what you want me to do. Instead I want to talk about advice…

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Generation X: often ignored but not forgotten

I feel sorry for Generation X. Aged 35 through to 50 they are right slap bang in the middle of the toughest part of life. Peak career, peak kids, peak…

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Talking about my generation: reimagining the sixties

I want to talk about the sixties, not revisiting the sixties, I want to talk about reimagining the sixties. And by the sixties I don’t mean the 1960s but the sixty something…

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#mycensus: not just a survey but critical data gathered by all the people for the people

Last night was an important night for the Australian Government.  It was Census night, which has occurred every five years (since 1961) on a mid-week winter’s night in August when…

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The future of work: are employees an endangered species?

There’s a cultural shift we need to embrace as a nation, in order to prepare for the future of work. Employees are not an endangered species…what is endangered is the…

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2016: The year of generational change

At the beginning of every year everyone wants to know what will be the trends. In 2016, Bernard Salt is taking a generational view.

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The future of work: jobs in the knowledge economy

There is no question that Australia and the rest of the world are shifting to knowledge work. Jobs that have been expanding over the past 15 years have been in health,…

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Virtual Consultancies: Paradise for Gen Y

While riding in an Uber taxi to my AirBnB, browsing eBay and listening to Spotify, we wonder what professional service firms will look like in the future.

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Y Gen Y? This is Y…

Apparently, because we were born between 1981 and 1999, we are millennials. We are also called Generation Y, which makes more sense because when we look at how businesses are…

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What will our cities (and society) look like in 2050?

With a shift away from unskilled labour to ‘knowledge work’ where job opportunities are focused in the CBD, how we will manage this polarised society in the future? What will…

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Fluid and mobile: the future of work

The future of work is about more than technical skills with the workplace of the future being both fluid and mobile. People will timeshift and the workplace will be more…

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A demographic dipstick: 100 years and still counting

Apparently the Bureau of Statistics is considering eliminating the Australian Census. The census is conducted every five years and has been going in its current form since 1961, that is,…

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“Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive”: Bernard Salt’s outlook for 2015

It all seems to be doom and gloom at the moment but I have a different view – there are reasons to be positive about 2015. What can we say…

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