Debbie Fledderjohann's Blog Posts Tagged 'Retiree' (13)

40% of Contractors Are 50 and Over

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 16, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Retirees Can Get Benefits Through Contract Staffing

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,…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 29, 2012 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Are Your Clients Prepared for Baby Boomer Retirements?

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 1, 2012 at 4:42pm — No Comments

Hot New Niche: Retiree Re-Staffing

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on April 5, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Baby Boomers Still Struggling in Wake of Recession

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on December 9, 2011 at 3:51pm — 2 Comments

Age Discrimination Claims on the Rise

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 17, 2011 at 9:37am — 2 Comments

Older Workers Want to Continue Working

A recent Workforce Management article has confirmed what Top Echelon Contracting already knew and has reported numerous times: older…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on August 4, 2011 at 1:23pm — 1 Comment

Why Life is Great for Baby Boomers in the Workforce

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 31, 2011 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Contracting for Every Generation

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on May 12, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Shortage of Technically Skilled Workers Looming

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on March 31, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments

Executive Temping Riding Wave of Increased C-Suite Hiring

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on February 4, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Combating Potential Worker Shortages with Retiree Re-staffing

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on January 25, 2011 at 2:03pm — No Comments

Statistics Support Retiree Re-Staffing Trend

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…

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Added by Debbie Fledderjohann on October 29, 2010 at 9:05am — No Comments

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