Retaining Gen-X women becoming crucial (Guest commentary)

Keeping demographic key to fill in for retiring workforce
By Deanne DeMarco
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/29/2007

During the Second World War, women on the home front kept factories running and the war effort strong. In the near future, the Generation-X woman could once again be the critical element that keeps corporations healthy.

That’s because a good chunk of the workforce is expected to retire in the next decade. And, on top of that, Gen-X workers tend to be more mobile and more inclined to be entrepreneurs and start their own businesses. In other words, older workers are set to leave in droves over the next few years while younger workers, especially women, see their jobs as temporary.

In order for companies to succeed, HR needs to focus on retention — specifically retaining Gen-X women.