The workforce is aging, and according to a study conducted for AARP by Aon Hewitt, the number of Americans over 50 who are working or looking for work has grown significantly. What are the advantages of hiring older workers? Harvard Business Review has conducted studies with Deloitte that show age-diverse teams feel more psychological safety and are more innovative than teams that are age-biased. In fact, companies like Boeing and Walgreens actively invite older workers to come back after retirement, through specific programs branded as “returnships.” This panel of senior living HR leaders will explore the benefits of reaching the older workforce and highlight successful strategies for retaining them.
Cal Halvorsen, Ph.D., MSW, Assistant Professor and Faculty Associate, Boston College School of Social Work and the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College
Judy Whitcomb SPHR SHRM-SCP, SVP Human Resources Learning and Organizational Development, Vi Living
Mindy E. Feldbaum, VP, Workforce Programs, AARP Foundation
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