If you are only targeting younger people for contract positions, you may be missing the boat.
According to a recent Reuters article citing an MBO Partners survey, 40% of temporary/contract workers are ages 50 and over. Ten percent are over 65.
According to the article, contract staffing is providing a…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
As if the stock market crash a few years ago wasn't enough to ruin many older workers' retirement, USA Today is now reporting that many have not saved enough to cover the massive cost of healthcare they will have in their retirement years.
According to the USA Todayarticle,…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 29, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments
The looming problem of mass retirements may have taken a backseat during the recession, but now that the recovery finally seems to be taking hold, companies should be very concerned about losing their experienced older workers, according to a joint survey by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP.
Citing 2010 U.S. Census data, SHRM reports that the number of Americans ages 55 and over in the workforce increased from 32.4 percent to 40.2 percent. In the next two…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 1, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments
While some employers have intentionally, and most likely illegally, shed their older workers in an effort to reduce costs, some companies are struggling to find experienced talent and are finding creative ways to find and retain it, according to a recent Washington Post article.
Older workers come with…Continue
While the recession has supposedly been over for quite some time, many people are still feeling its effects. And it is quite possible that Baby Boomers are having the hardest time bouncing back.
A recent U.S. News & World Report article examines "The Recession's Impact…Continue
The tough economy seems to have hit older workers particularly hard, and age discrimination claims are rising as a result.
According to an msnnbc.com article, age discrimination claims have hit record levels. Citing Equal Employment Opportunity Commission statistics, the article states that claims have risen…Continue
There are now four generally recognized generations in the workforce, each with its own attitudes and approaches to work. But they all have one thing in common - contracting is an attractive option for all of them, even if it may be for different reasons.
By knowing what’s important to candidates of every generation—AND why they like contracting—you increase your chances of connecting with those candidates, giving them what they want, and most importantly, placing…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments