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The 'Silver Tsunami': Why Older Workers Offer Better Value Than Younger Ones

The 'Silver Tsunami': Why Older Workers Offer Better Value Than Younger Ones | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Just a decade ago, experts warned of labor shortages in the United States and other countries as the baby boomers marched into retirement en masse. But with an aging population facing the prospect of living for decades on shrunken retirement funds, graying individuals plan to keep on working.

This “silver tsunami” has received a mixed response in the workplace. On the one hand, many employers have been slow to adapt to the changing needs of older workers and perceive them to be costly and troublesome to hire. Data show that people over the age of 55 find it harder to land jobs than their younger counterparts, even though age discrimination is illegal in many countries. On the other hand, some far-sighted companies around the world are working to recruit, retrain and otherwise engage older workers.

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David Hain's insight:

I'd hate to think this was an either/or choice.  Plenty of room for both old and young!

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Sebastian Jacquin's curator insight, November 20, 2014 3:55 AM

Great article. I wish companies would embrace the chance to employ "older" employees in Belgium and benefit from their experience. Everyone is chasing young graduates with Master's degree and ignoring and whole other section of potential candidates.

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A Third of Executives Consider Quitting In Their First 90 Days - at what cost?

A Third of Executives Consider Quitting In Their First 90 Days - at what cost? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Senior executives are being poorly recruited and entered into UK organisations, according to new research from executive search firm Harvey Nash, with more than one in three (39 per cent) finding their start so bad they considered walking away from the organisation within the first three months. As a result of incomplete and inaccurate information about the role and organisation, one in five executives feel they do not fit in well with their business.

 

Executives say they could be on average 50 per cent more productive if their start in the business had been better organised, with executives who had a positive start evaluating themselves as significantly more effective. This effect is further amplified by lost productivity cascading through the team the executive is leading, so the actual cost of failing to onboard an executive in a way that delivers a good return on a company's investment in them runs into tens of thousands.


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The Secret to Attracting the Right Employees

The Secret to Attracting the Right Employees | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

A business is only as good as the quality of the employees it can attract and retain, yet many business owners are still applying old habits towards recruitment, habits that see them failing to attract the right employees.

 

Where once it was a buyer's market for quality employees, today it is a seller's market, and employers need to do much more to sell themselves and the role they want to fill to potential employees.

 

This excellent article, acknowledges that competition for the best employees is fierce amongst employers, and it provides five tips to help you succceed in such a competitive environment.


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