Worldwide population aging is just beginning. “The world will look much older in the decades to come, and employers must adapt to this demographic shift,” Paul Irving, chairman of the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging
Writes Vera Gibbons: Encore careers are becoming increasingly popular in retirement. In fact, according to a study by CareerBuilder, nearly 60 percent of workers who are age 60 or older anticipate looking for a new job after retiring.
RetirementRevised.com podcast features answers to questions about the job market for workers over 50 from two experts: Next Avenue blogger and author Kerry Hannon and career coach and author John Tarnoff.
Is the practice of giving two-weeks’ notice before leaving a job history? In a recent report about employment trends, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago revealed that several businesses in its region said “that they had been ‘ghosted,’ a situation in which an employee stops coming to work without notice and then is impossible to […]
How to Protect Your Retirement Portfolio in a Market Downturn. Make these moves now to safeguard your investments against volatility
I just got a new supervisor who is half my age. What are your best tips for working for a younger boss? The secret to making this relationship work is mutual respect. Keep in mind that you were once that brash young boss or rising star. So listen carefully to what the boss has to […]
With a tight labor market and an unemployment rate floating around 3.7 percent, there are signs that some employers facing worker shortages are more willing to rehire their retirees or other former employees. Executive-level retirees have always been sought after to boomerang back to former employers as troubleshooters. What’s different today is that there are […]
On a typical weekday, up to 10 tour groups may traipse through Colgate University’s new Benton Hall, the home of the Center for Career Services, which is on the main academic quad. “Again, and again, I hear a simple ‘wow,’” said Michael A. Sciola, associate vice president of institutional advancement and career initiatives. That reaction […]
Start the day with gusto. Zena wakes with a mission. She’s motivated. And she’s determined to motivate me. She stands beside my bed, rests her head on the mattress, her eyes level with mine, and stares piercingly, willing me to get up. Focus on a task. Zena’s singular ability to concentrate all her mental and […]
Age discrimination is alive and well in the workplace. Nearly 2 out of 3 workers ages 45 and older have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job, according to the results of a wide-ranging AARP workplace survey. Among the 61 percent of respondents who reported age bias, 91 percent said they believe that such […]