Future Friday: Are you prepared for a long life?

We have all heard the trope that “60 if the new 40.” Those of us that are 60 or older are happy to hear that. That is causing problems for employers, however. An older worker that sees themselves as being younger is going to be less inclined to move into retirement. This will cause a …

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Future Friday: Common Ground

We are now in a state of workplace being where we have five generations working together. The challenges for leadership, particularly HR leadership, is how to develop communication that reaches the maximum number of people.  Richard Bailey, the president of HP’s Americas region, writes in Fast Company,  I have found that every generation in the workforce …

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Future Friday: Of course Millennials are the future! They are also the present!

I read an article with the title Millennials are solving today’s workplace problems. Given that Millennials currently make up 50% of the workforce, and by 2030 will be 75%, my reaction to this title was “Duh”. They should be solving workplace problems. I think every new generation of workers has that potential. We need to get …

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Emotional Intelligence in future generations

In a recent class, we covered the subject of emotional intelligence as an HR competency. It has become an oft talked about subject in HR. Emotional Intelligence has been around a long time. People who had it were good at “reading people.” But we went through a long period in HR when we were told …

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Future Friday: Older workers switching to “anticipatory careers”: A revisit

If you thought your older workers are going to go silently into retirement you need to be rethinking that. According to writer Richard Eisenberg workers over 50 are going to have multiple options that will keep them in play for many years after what would be the normal retirement age. Anticipatory careering One option that …

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Future Friday: What are you doing to prevent the ongoing “brain drain”?

When you read the term “brain drain” most of us envision freshly trained, younger students, leaving a state or country and taking their talents elsewhere. Many of us have not thought about the brain drain that is occurring at the other end of the scale, baby boomers that are retiring and taking all their knowledge …

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How to Manage Work Relationships Between Millennials and Gen Z: A guest post

Today’s post is by Lucy Benton, a young writer, living among the population about which she writes. I think you will find this post interesting. Work is a dynamic place, uniting a lot of people working together as a team. They have different backgrounds, experience, characters. Moreover, they represent different generations and have different views …

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Future Friday: Gary Kushner at #SHRM17 and Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy

In anticipation of #SHRM17 I had an opportunity to talk to Gary Kushner about his session, which will be held on Tuesday, June 20 at 10:45 am. The full title of his presentation is The Changing Nature of Work and the Worker: Five Global Trends Impacting HR Strategy. At #SHRM2013 I attended Gary’s session of …

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From the Archive: 10 Reasons to Keep Your Older Workers

I thought that this post was appropriate today, the day after The Day Without Women protest. Women are trying to demonstrate that they are valuable in the workplace. To my way of thinking all workers are valuable. Older workers are another group that gets discriminated against, so I am republishing this post about keeping older …

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Five great reads to improve HR

Wednesday is always a good day to take a look at some writing other than mine that others have found interesting. So here are five selections that will educate you and improve you. Selection One Oops Uber made it in the news, but not in a good way. Julianne Pepitone wrote in CNN Tech “Susan Fowler, …

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