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Listen: over 45s embarcing technology in the workplace

26th January 2021
Posted by Aston Avery

Long gone are the typical workdays; grabbing a coffee for the commute, socialising with colleagues in the kitchen, and printing off documents to present, or share work with the team.

The pandemic has been a catalyst for the change which we all knew was coming – the online migration. It seems every office worker now needs to be proficient with “the basics” of video conferencing, screen sharing, and other software that has been adopted to address the fact your colleagues are no longer at an arms-reach.

But is that such a bad thing? Forced online to work in their current roles, or adapt to find a new one, six in ten (60%) workers over 45 now consider themselves to be ‘digitally literate’, according to new research from Microsoft.

Aston spoke to Stuart Lewis, employment expert at Rest Less to provide guidance on when and how to start planning for a career switch or retraining.

Photo by Glenn Carstens Peter on Unsplash