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Employing an Aging Workforce

 

By 2050, the number of individuals in the labor force who are age 65 or older is expected by grow by 75% while those who are 25 to 54 is expected to grow by 2%. --Source: U.S. Department of Labor

This page offers a compilation of resources to assist HR professionals in working effectively with older workers. Look for more information throughout the year as additional resources are added.

Retaining and Engaging Older Workers

  • NEW 2014 Aging Workforce Survey results: Click here to access the executive summary and reports on the state of older workers in the U.S., recruitment and retention, and basic and applied skills of this demographic.
  • View a recorded webcast on HR and the Aging Workforce: SHRM and AARP Insights (1 hour of recertification credit available)
  • AARP and SHRM CEOs discuss HR and the Aging Workforce
  • Adapting to an Aging Workforce
    Learn about successful practices for engaging and retaining mature workers in these       brief videos.  
  • Investing in Older Workers video- This DVD features interviews with NIH executives explaining the culture, practices and policies they use to successfully attract and retain older workers.
  • Aging Workforce expert roundtable discussion- Read the executive summary

Hiring Older Workers

 

Big Picture: The Multigenerational Workforce

 

 About This Page

 

SHRM and the SHRM Foundation have launched a national initiative highlighting the value of older workers and identifying--through original research-- the best practices for employing an aging workforce. This initiative is generously underwritten by a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.
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