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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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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From the Herman Trend Report: Retire or Not? A Global Look

With growing numbers of medical breakthroughs and advances in our knowledge of the relationship between environmental toxins and disease, people worldwide are living longer than ever before. Half of US Baby Boomers waiting until at least age 70 or not choosing to retire at all According to a recent survey by Harris for CareerBuilder, 30 …

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Future Friday: The end of retirement?

I was reading an article in The Guardian about the five ways work will change in the future. The first four ways dealt with workplace structures, the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence, the increasing use of freelance labor and the increasing use of workplace monitoring. They are all subjects I have written about before in …

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Lack of Knowledge about your older workers may lead to disaster

  I read a very interesting blog post by Dave DeLong at the Harvard Business Review blog network. DeLong specializes in aging worker issues. This particular post was about the skills gap that many companies will or are facing. Four scenarios DeLong did a survey of manager’s about their perception of the effect that an …

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