New-look workforce looks really old

By David Brown
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

A new worldwide survey of people’s career expectations confirms a very different workforce is emerging and HR departments will be forced to change much of what they do as a result.

A lot of the old assumptions about workers have to go, said Shari Fryer, a director of research for Drake Beam Morin, the HR consulting firm that completed the study of more than 15,000 people in midst of career transition.

For example, with workers between the ages of 55 and 64 representing the fastest growing segment of the workforce for another five years, Canadian companies will be much more dependent on older workers.