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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Baby Boomers Will Make Great StaffingForce Associates …

A recent study reports that traditional retirement may be gone forever. According to this report, many Baby Boomers are putting off retiring, choosing instead to stay in the workforce and pursue other opportunities.

The demand for skilled labor has never been higher. In this study, 58 percent of their recruiters report an increase in the number of experienced executives changing professions. Companies facing shrinking labor pools, due to the reduced number of folks in Generation X and lack of training during the economic slowdown should be increasingly concerned about the large numbers of older workers now reaching the typical retirement age.

The good news is most Baby Boomers simply don’t want to retire, at least not in the traditional sense. They are much more interested in re-careering.

Here’s why:

  • 22 percent are bored with the mere thought of retirement. They don’t want to sit on front porch in the rocking chair and wait for the grim reaper.
  • 21 percent have a need to be productive. Their parents taught them, "You must be a contributing member of society."
  • 20 percent reported needing to have an intellectual challenge.
  • 13 percent have insufficient savings. We actually expected this figure to be much higher, many are reluctant to admit their poor financial judgment or perhaps it is because this study focuses on executives who planned their financial futures more carefully.
  • 13 percent find they need the personal interaction.

Re-careering executives are choosing entrepreneurship, consulting, volunteering, or some combination of pursuits. "While this (shift) won't cure the impending talent crunch, it will provide more opportunity for younger executives to learn from Baby Boomers before they retire completely".

The Baby Boomers will make great StaffingForce Associates. Who do you know in this demographic group that you can show the Associate Program to?

Source:
The Herman Group

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