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
Contrary to popular belief, many older workers feel that, if anything, their age is an asset in the workplace, not a liability, according to a recent USA Today article.
Citing an AP-LifeGoesStrong.com poll, the article states that 61 percent of Baby Boomers feel that age is not an issue at all, while 25 percent said it was an…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 31, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments
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
With the unemployment rate still hovering around 9 percent, it may seem like an odd time to talk about worker shortages. But many companies are fearing an upcoming technically skilled worker shortage, and others are already struggling to fill certain positions, according to a recent article by…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Executive temping is a popular option for companies as executive hiring in general appears to be heading toward a surge, according to a recent article by Human Resource Executive Online.
Per the article, ExecuNet's Recruiter Confidence Index reported that 66 percent of executive recruiters are "confident" or "very confident" that executive hiring will…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 4, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Bringing back retirees on a temporary or contract basis is one of the key strategies employers are using to prevent potential future worker shortages, according to a poll conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and AARP.
The poll surveyed human resource professionals about how they are planning for potential worker…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments
There is yet more evidence that American workers are putting off retirement, courtesy of a new retirement survey reported on in USA Today.
According to the survey conducted by Sun Life…Continue
Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments