In the next 20 years, citizens over the age of 65 will outnumber children for the first time. America's labor force is not only growing older, it's also ushering in a whole new set of work force issues to tackle - including an impending labor shortage. By 2010 there will be 169 million jobs in the United States, but only 159 million workers to undertake them - a 10 million worker shortfall! Exhaustively researched, masterfully written, and extremely informative - this book candidly and comprehensively lays out the statistics of the graying labor pool, the implications for business organizations, and suggested solutions and strategies. It helps organizations plan and position for the changing labor market, offering strategies to help companies effectively compete for the best and the brightest of the shrinking labor pool. It also explores how to leverage the strengths of older workers, slowdown strategies, phased retirement, rehiring, and much more. It's a must read for business owners, executives, HR professionals, consultants - any anyone responsible for staffing and business strategy.
Table of Contents
1. Age of Reasoning 2. Recycle Old Perceptions 3. What Boomers Want 4. Embrace the Multigenerational Workforce 5. Leverage the Strengths of Boomers 6. Future Leadership Dilemma 7. Retain versus Retire 8. Successful Slowdown Strategies 9. Phased Retirement 10. Recognize the Value to Rehire 11. Convincing the CEO 12. Capitalizing on Today?s Changing World of Work for Tomorrow?s Success