Wave of retirements coming, few organizations getting ready

By Uyen Vu
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 05/06/2003

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rganizations may say they want to hang on to older workers, but few are putting in place programs to offset a looming skills shortage.

Ask Trish Clark. As HR manager filling in for a maternity leave at the Winnipeg-based law firm Aikins MacAulay & Thorvaldson, she has put the question to the executives about their plans to capture the knowledge of the legal assistants, many of whom have clocked more than 15 years of experience. What she’s hoping to see is a mentoring program to pair up new legal assistants with the more experienced ones.