Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The New Recruits: Older Workers

New Recruits: Older Workers [16 January 2008 - CEOs for Cities] We've been warning of the impact of boomer retirements. Now that their impact is being felt, employers are developing a new approach -- getting them to stay.The Wall Street Journal reports that companies should take the following steps to keep older workers:

  • Offer flexible schedules (with commensurate flexible pay)
  • Provide training opportunities
  • Feature older people in recruiting material
  • Offer competitive health-care benefits
  • Train supervisors to manage workers of all ages

Expect to hear more about this issue as boomers continue to age and threaten retirement. More


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