Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing, and Recruiting a Mature Workforce
How are successful companies negotiating the changing demographics of the maturing workforce? They are using strategic workforce planning to calculate retirement risk, managing older employees rather than ignoring them, and devising imaginative tactics to recruit mature workers. Those are just some of the practical findings in Gray Skies, Silver Linings: How Companies Are Forecasting, Managing, and Recruiting a Mature Workforce. Broad in scope and rich in detail, this research report from The Conference Board includes 12 in-depth case studies of companies in multiple sectors, with Finnish and Australian companies lending a global perspective. Executives in need of frank, bottom-line answers to the questions raised by boomer retirements will find them here.
- Managing risk through strategic workforce planning at all levels
- Managing older workers actively in terms of job performance and career development
- Using such options as phased retirement and dependent care benefits to attract and retain older workers
- Recruiting mature workers through partnerships and third-party recruiters