Friday, 9 April 2010

Aging Workforce?

A study by The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, referenced in a recent issue of T+D magazine, finds that, “The top four (business) priorities ranked as ‘important’ or ‘very important’ among state agencies are: increasing productivity through increased efficiency (97.3%), management of workforce talent (95.3%), organizational ethics (93.5%), and cost leadership (89.8%).”

In addition, the study found that government offices actually “excel” in, “their awareness and assessment of the impact of the aging workforce on their organizations.” However, in comparison to the private sector, government offices, “have found it more difficult than the private sector to implement change.” The study determined that some state agencies’ negative perceptions of late-career employees include, “reluctance to travel and new technologies,” “burned out” and “difficult to train.”

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