With fewer younger workers entering the labor force, the focus is on older worker retention. The aging of the workforce is having important impact on employers, management, and employees. Nevertheless, suggests The Aging Workforce: Training Point Issues in Management #3 there are hidden and under-utilized pool of workers within this age group. The program offers insight to the transformation of the workforce in response to an aging population of workers, emphasizing how older workers add value s to organizations.
In spite of sweeping change in human resource management and training programs to build continuing education into organizations in an effort to update the skills of existing staff, challenges to older workers persist in the area of recruitment. For instance, social media recruitment of workers via an online, image based professional identity, may be a threat to older workers.
Young professionals outperform older workers or “digital Immigrants” in expertise of new technologies, and particularly social media applications now widely used in recruitment of job candidates. In studies on social media recruitment 90% of workers in their 20s use social media in their recruiting efforts. Percentage professionals using social media over 45 years of age, however, drops substantially to just above 60% of recruits.
The program looks at the aging workforce, and points to strategies for older workers faced with technological and skill set challenges amid vast change in the business environment. Lifelong learning and other channels of professional development are discussed. Part of the Training Point Issues in Management series.The Aging Workforce: Training Point Issues in Management #3
- ISBN 978-1-62290-762-5
- Run Time (10 Minutes)
- Copyright 2009
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