Consider Recruiting Retired Workers

Generational research shows that Baby Boomers care about having a chance to use their skills. Meanwhile, the Theory of Generativity suggests that as people reach middle age and beyond, they have a desire to give back and to guide younger generations. What a great combination!

As our workforce experiences a significant number of retirements, it will be important to guide the next generation as they take on higher level positions. Consider how you might be able to utilize retired workers to ease this transition, or even to offer flexible job opportunities for those retired people who would like to remain in the workforce.

Consider how you might design job descriptions appealing to retirees: Perhaps shorter shifts, casual or part time work, less physical labor, or mentoring roles may be perfect to engage this generation.

Check out this article about UPS hiring “Alumni” workers to help with seasonal recruitment needs.

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