Presenters: Prof Carol Kulik and the Hon Susan Ryan AO
Monday 17 June 2013, 5:30 for a 6.00pm start, Bradley Forum, UniSA City West campus
Demographic challenges are creating a new urgency around the management and retention of mature age workers (45 years of age and older). The proportion of mature age workers in the Australian population is increasing but labour force participation rates are low in the older age categories.
Join us for this public lecture examining what organisations can do to engage and retain this segment of the labour force. Professor Carol Kulik will report on her research examining the impact of workplace practices on mature-age worker job experiences. Commissioner Susan Ryan will talk about age discrimination in the recruitment and retention of older employees and outline the business case for employers to modify practices and develop policy that supports and recognises the value of an older workforce.
Carol T. Kulik is a Research Professor of Human Resource Management in the University of South Australia Business School. Her interest is in explaining how organisations can effectively manage a diverse workforce, and her contributions have been recognised by scholarship awards from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the Academy of Management.
The Hon Susan Ryan AO was appointed as Australia’s first Age Discrimination Commissioner on 30 July 2011 for a five year term. She served in senior portfolios in the Hawke Government as Minister for Education and Youth Affairs, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Status of Women and Special Minister of State. As Education Minister, pioneered extensive anti-discrimination and equal opportunity legislation, including the landmark Sex Discrimination Act 1984 and the Affirmative Action Act 1986.