American workers are increasingly putting off retirement. And that has major implications for workforce planning as organizations struggle with the diverse needs and abilities that define each generation.
Driven in part by a lack of retirement savings, older employees are staying in their jobs longer than was the norm just two decades ago. That creates challenges — and opportunities — for employers as younger generations crowd into the workforce.
We hear a lot about the wants and needs of Millennials, and these younger workers will be a key focus of our work here. But other demographics are important to our story, too, and we’ll be giving them plenty of attention.
We’re fortunate to have Karie Willyerd, the author of this post (and co-author of The 2020 Workplace:How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today) involved in our research project. She was an integral member of the team that created our two global surveys, and will play an important role in analyzing the data and shaping our narratives as well.