Tag: Baby Boomers

Making Assumptions about Generations

There exists an idea that those who are born of certain generations share similar traits. However, such broad-strokes appraisals of individuals from specific generations is a great way to miss out on a great candidate.

Generational Warfare in the Workplace: Some Calling for a Ceasefire

One of the many topics currently crowding the radar screen of human resources thinkers concerns the multiple generations in today’s workforce. Millennials, Gen Xers, baby boomers, and even some well beyond age 70 are finding themselves working side by side. Figuring out how to engage individuals who have come of age in different eras and […]

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Payroll Problems May Undermine Employee Experience, Says Survey

Payroll problems may be the fastest way to send top talent to the exits. According to a new survey from The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated, about half of the American workforce (49%) will begin searching for a new job after experiencing just two issues with their paycheck, an alarming rate that highlights the fragility […]

New Report Offers Insight into the Perceptions of Employment Opportunities

According to a recent Robert Half survey, 57% of respondents say the most frustrating part of the job search is the long wait after an interview to hear if they got the job. What are other perceptions candidates have regarding the job search process? A new report, Perceptions of Employment Opportunities—released by Job Application Center, […]

Warding off age discrimination claims in era of older workers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that nearly a quarter of the workforce will be made up of people age 55 and older by 2024. That contrasts to 1994, when just 11.9 percent of workers fell into that age group. If the projection for 2024 is correct—and the aging of the baby boomer generation […]

Infographic: One Size Does Not Fit All When It Comes to Employees’ Workplace Needs

One generation stands out as being more motivated at work by a sense of purpose, and it’s not who you might think. Surprisingly, Baby Boomers (46%) and Generation X (32%) are more motivated by having a sense of purpose at work than their younger Millennial counterparts (24%), according to the Staples Business Advantage 2016 Workplace […]

The digital natives are restless

by Mark I. Schickman Age discrimination threatens to be the most prevalent employment claim of the next decade. Baby Boomers are being forced out of the workplace in droves, while Millennials are reaching 40, the bottom rung of the protected class. Expect lawsuits from Millennials as they are squeezed between Baby Boomers reluctant to vacate […]