Throughout the last 100 years, it’s been thought that once you are past the age of 55 you are on the way out from a career point of view. Once you are past 65, you really are on the rubbish heap of talent.
This will now be changing due to the world demographics and the coming shifts in work forces.
Why would you not tap into a resource that enjoys working, is smart, experienced and capable at most roles?
One industry that should take a good look at this model is the digital world. How are technology companies going to be able to scale, keep growing and tap into the right specialist talents when they need them? The model being explored in this white paper focus’s on the over 65’s as a resource that, until now, has not been on many people’s radar.
By 2050, the world’s population over the age of 65 will be 16 percent. The pensionable age in most countries is moving back. Finding staff now has never been more challenging. The economic costs to both government and companies will start to add up as the world evolves and the demand for skilled digital staff gets higher.
This article focusses on how US multinational organisations are preparing for this. It highlights the lack of progress so far, but also will allow you to reflect on what could be. It’s a brilliant white paper and essential reading for all senior manager’s, all HR and all CTO’s. Although it focused on digital it is relevant to all employers.
Read the full article to learn more about it: https://www.mdpi.com/2076-3387/12/3/91/htm