HBR Summary: “As the world’s overall population skews older, the workforce is aging well, with more adults working well beyond what used to be considered the typical retirement age.
Older adults are the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce, but ageist attitudes about this population persist in the workplace and the job market. Contrary to common assumptions, older workers do not cost more than younger workers and are not technology averse; their longevity actually brings numerous benefits to the workplace.
By recognize older workers’ value and changing models of upskilling and learning, companies can create a thriving five-generation workforce.”
It will be interesting to watch which companies step up and really create a diverse (age diverse) workforce. Companies are beginning to get the message and see the value of keeping and utilizing the skills and experience that older employees bring to the organization.