Are you ready to tap older workers’ talents?

Employers have to act fast to retain older workers before they retire
By Graham Lowe
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/28/2006

This is the second of a two-part series on older employees. Part one, Assessing the atypical candidate, ran in the Feb. 13 issue of Canadian HR Reporter and looks at career development for older workers.

The coming wave of baby boomer retirements has been on employers’ radar screens for more than a decade. Yet few have taken the steps needed to prepare for this new demographic reality.

Now, with more than one-in-five workers in Canada between the ages of 50 and 64, employers need to find innovative ways to tap into this huge pool of experienced baby boomers.