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How to Make Baby Boomers Your Secret Weapon in the War for Talent

Posted on November 27th, 2017 with No comments

Contingent Workforce SolutionsBy: Trevor Foster, VP of Finance and Innovation

Published By: ERE Recruiting Intelligence

The skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce are changing more rapidly than university curricula can teach them. Some even doubt that the university system can deliver the skills required for an increasingly technology-driven market.

For this reason, the youngest part of the workforce — millennials and Generation Z — are often the focus of HR teams trying to get a jump on the future labor market. Adding to the complexity is the fact that 65 percent of today’s students will eventually be employed in jobs that don’t yet exist, according to research by the U.S. Department of Labor.

But as exciting and complex as the future of work will be, you still need the job done today. The good news is that many Baby Boomers are quite happy to keep working. Whether it be for the income they need or to be fulfilled by challenging work, a significant portion of retirement-age folks are choosing to remain in the workforce.

The gig economy is not just for the younger generations, with their handheld devices and dependence on the digital ecosystem. Take a look at the typical Uber driver or the person delivering your groceries, and you’ll find that gig work is lucrative for people of all ages. 

 

Read more on how to make Baby Boomers your secret weapon in the war for talent here. 

 



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