Are you prepared for the aging workforce?

AARP published an interesting survey last month titled "Business Executives' Attitudes Toward the Aging Workforce: Aware But Not Prepared?" Among the interesting statistics cited in the report:

  • More than eight in ten (83%) ?strongly? or ?somewhat? agreed that workers who are approaching traditional retirement age will play a greater role in the U.S. workforce over the next decade than in previous decades.
and
  • More than nine in ten (93%) ?strongly? or ?somewhat? agreed that it is ?very? or ?somewhat? challenging to find qualified workers with the experience and skills that they need.
but
  • Only one in seven (14%) believe that their company is ?very? committed to retaining employees who are approaching retirement.
and
  • Fewer than four in ten (37%) executives either ?strongly? or ?somewhat? agreed that their organization has formal practices in place to extract important knowledge related to their business from employees that leave or retire.

Obviously companies need to take a look at ways to bridge this disconnect between what they know they need to be doing and what they actually are doing.

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