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HR and the Aging Workforce: Two CEO Points of View
This special supplement to the November, 2014, issue of HR Magazine features side-by-side articles on “HR and the Aging Workforce: Two CEO Points of View” by Hank Jackson and Jo Ann Jenkins, the CEOs of SHRM and AARP.

HR Magazine November, 2014, cover article "Capturing the Wisdom of Four Generations"
This article by Susan Milligan looks at strategies for transferring the knowledge of older workers before they retire to younger employees, as well as mentoring and reverse mentoring, among others.

AARP The Magazine August/September, 2013, Article "You Should Hire this Guy"
This article by Nathaniel Reade focuses on the strengths that older workers offer to employers and outlines the hiring practices of the top ten employers honored with AARP's 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award.

HR Magazine August, 2013, Cover Article "Invest in Older Workers"
This article by Robert J. Grossman highlights best practices of several winning organizations of AARP’s 2013 Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award.





SHRM-AARP press release on 2013 AARP Best Employers Award Winners
This June 17, 2013 joint release highlights the 50 winning organizations of AARP’s Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award, which SHRM co-sponsored. AARP and SHRM honored the winners at a ceremony in Chicago during SHRM’s 2013 Annual Conference.

List of 50 Best Employers Award Winners
Profiles of the 50 Award winners with summaries of their best practices for older workers. The 2013 winners are from a variety of sectors, including for-profit and nonprofit, health care, universities, financial services, construction, aerospace, and federal and county government.

Hank Jackson's congratulatory message to the 2013 award winners
SHRM’s CEO congratulated the 2013 Award winners via a message posted on the SHRM and AARP web sites and then congratulated them through personal remarks at the June 17 ceremony in Chicago honoring the winners.




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In October, 2014, the CEOs of the Society for Human Resource Management and AARP – Hank Jackson and Jo Ann Jenkins – met to renew the SHRM-AARP Partnership, which aims to increase awareness of issues facing older workers and to provide strategies and resources to address those issues.
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 SHRM-AARP Research


2014 SHRM Aging Workforce Survey
This survey is one of the projects under the SHRM-SHRM Foundation Aging Workforce Initiative. It was commissioned by and conducted in collaboration with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation between May 1 and July 3, 2014. The findings reflect the responses of 1,913 randomly selected SHRM members.

2015 SHRM Gap Analysis Report
This report identifies gaps in mature worker best practices, based on a comparison between the recommended practices in the SHRM Foundation’s 2014 Effective Practice Guidelines (EPG) on the Aging Workforce and findings from the 2014 SHRM Aging Workforce Survey.

2015 AARP Report: A Business Case for Workers Age 50+
The findings of this report reveal that the business case for workers age 50+ has strengthened since the original 2005 report and confirms that 50+ workers are a critical component of a high-performance business.

2014 SHRM Foundation EPG: The Aging Workforce-- Leveraging the Talents of Mature Employees
This report contains recommended mature worker best practices from HR experts. It is part of the Foundation’s Effective Practice Guidelines series and a project of the SHRM-SHRM Foundation Aging Workforce Initiative.



Assessment Tool Overview
SHRM is now co-sponsoring AARP’s free online Workforce Assessment Tool and is promoting its use among HR professionals as a cost-effective instrument for identifying potential skills gaps resulting from baby boomer retirements.

Quotes from Assessment Tool Users
More than 3,000 organizations have used the AARP Workforce Assessment Tool.  Read quotes from a few users who have found it especially valuable.

Take the Assessment Tool Survey
Log into the AARP-SHRM Workforce Assessment Tool at the link below and take the survey in about 40 minutes, which will give you a snapshot of your retirement-age workforce currently, as well as in 2015 and 2020.  Also, find out how you can improve your programs for your older workers in eight key areas.




November 12, 2014, webinar, “Our Aging Workforce: SHRM and AARP Insights for California HR Professionals”
The SHRM and AARP presenters from the October 15 webinar were joined by Mike Letizia of the California SHRM State Council and Nancy McPherson of the AARP California State Office in a program that provided older worker information and strategies particularly relevant to California HR professionals.

October 15, 2014, webinar, “HR and the Aging Workforce: SHRM and AARP Insights”
Mark Schmit of the SHRM Foundation, Jennifer Schramm of SHRM, and Jon Dauphine of AARP provided viewpoints on the SHRM Aging Workforce Initiative, the 2014 SHRM Aging Workforce Survey, and AARP resources and suggested strategies for retaining older workers.

November 12, 2013, AARP-SHRM Panel Discussion on"The Business Case for the 50+ Worker"
SHRM and its Rochester, New York chapter joined with AARP to honor the Greater Rochester YMCA, one of the winners of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award. The event included a keynote presentation by AARP, followed by a panel discussion on the value of older workers, with speakers from AARP, the Rochester YMCA, Rochester SHRM, and local business leaders.

November 14, 2013, SHRM-AARP Program in Honor of Two Houston Best Employers Award Winners
The Houston SHRM chapter and the AARP Texas state office organized a program to celebrate the selection of the MD Anderson Cancer Center and MEI Technologies as winners of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award and to highlight their older worker best practices. The program featured speakers from these two organizations, as well as representatives from SHRM, Houston SHRM, AARP, and the AARP Texas state office.

November 1, 2013, Learning Lunch co-sponsored by SHRM, AARP, and SHIFT
This event for Minnesota business leaders, entitled "The Experience Advantage: From Talent Cliff to Boomer Bridge," features a panel of experts on older worker issues. Among the panelists are representatives of AARP, SHRM, Hennepin County, MN, and Securian -- a leading financial services company and one of the winners of the 2013 AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award.

AARP-SHRM Webinar: "Talent Acquisition for an Age-Diverse Workforce"
This September 24, 2013, webinar features executives from three organizations honored with the 2013 AARP Best Employers Award for Workers Over 50. The executives from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cornell University, and Michelin North America outline many of their older worker best practices and strategies.




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