Future Friday Revisted: The vision of retirement is already changing

A friend of mine announced his retirement this week. Many of my age group are doing that. I am only a few years away…. or am I? As I wrote in this post the vision of retirement has, and continues, to undergo a revision. Take a look and tell me what you think. The vision …

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Supporting Your Valued Senior Staff: Tips for Managers and Human Resources Directors

This is a guest post written by Jim Vogel of ElderCare.org. He enjoys providing valuable information to seniors and their caregivers. His mission is to help ensure seniors are able to thrive throughout their golden years. Jim is the co-founder of Elder Action, which aims to provide useful information to aging seniors. If your employer embraces …

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I was a Millennial in the 70’s and the 80’s

I have been doing some preparation work for a panel discussion that I will be moderating in May at Thrive2016. The panel will be discussing, the still very hot topic, of Millennials. In this case we will be talking about developing leadership skills in Millennial employees. As I went through my research I came to …

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Just Because You Are Old Doesn't Mean….

  Many of you will read this and think “That doesn’t apply to me.” For many of you that is true, but if you are over the age of 50 and thought that then congratulations I like your attitude! Everyone should pay attention, but if you are 50 you still have 20, 30 or more …

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10 Reasons to Keep Your Older Workers

  The stereotype of someone that is getting older not only includes diminished physical abilities but also diminished mental abilities as well. And indeed there is some truth to the stereotype. As someone who, by many of you would be considered old, I can vouch about the diminished physical abilities. I am not as strong …

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Future Friday: Are you prepared for very old workers?

  Arriving in my mail today was the August issue of HRMagazine. On the cover was the title of an article “Invest in Older Workers.” I am not going to write about that article but I thought it was interesting given that I am writing about older workers, very older workers. What would your company …

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Clearing up Some Myths about Severance Pay

  I get occasional calls from clients asking me about severance pay. What is required? What is customary? Should there be a release or not? Of course the simple answers are nothing, nothing and maybe. Straight forward enough for you? Ok, I will provide a little more detail by clearing up some myths about severance …

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The Future of Eldercare in Work and Life

On July 13th I wrote a post entitled Eldercare Takes Its Toll on Employees and Employers. It received a far amount of attention, which indicates it is an area of concern for many employees and employers. So to provide further information I reached out to an expert in the field. I generally don’t have guest …

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Employee Birthdays: Recognition or No?

Today is my birthday! No I am not fishing for birthday wishes.. well maybe a few LOL. But as I got to my birthday it made me think about how companies recognize employee birthdays, if indeed they do. So I did some Internet searching and came across several articles about celebrating birthdays. One such post …

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Age Discrimination: Going Away or Alive and Well?

A recent article entitled How to Start a Career at Any Age quoted Michael Brandt, chief operating officer of BrightMove, a Florida-based company that designs recruiting and staffing software. He said “Age really has no bearing. The only thing that really matters is the skills that you have.” Mr. Brandt estimates that 95 percent of …

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