Small Companies more beneficial to Older Workers

Results of the latest Workforce50.com employer survey indicate that older workers may find greater satisfaction working for a smaller company of less than 50 employees rather than larger companies having more than 1000 employees.  It seems that smaller organizations not only value diversity in their ranks but they do actively recognize age as an element of diversity.  Interestingly, the perception that a company is age-friendly is very strong for the small companies responding, 86%, even though not all of these…
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On the Subject of Older Workers

I use Google Alerts quite extensively to keep up-to-date on a number of topics.  What a surprise yesterday when I received notice of 3 articles, 2 recent and 1 older, about the value of older boomer and senior workers.  So often you read all the myths/reasons that companies cannot, or are unwilling to even consider, recruiting older employees.  (remember that older is relative)  You’ll hear more from me in future posts about these “supposed” reasons for not utilizing this growing workforce But I…
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Job Seekers, Get your Career Plan Moving Ahead!

After decades of pursuing one or more careers, it is entirely possible to lose touch with what you are good at and what you actually enjoy doing. Many of us choose a career path well before we are even eligible to vote. Life then happens and we move along year to year tolerating our employment paths and situations. Did you ever dream about enjoying or finding meaning in what you work at every day? Are you faced with career transition…
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Job-Hunting Resources

What a pleasant surprise to open the NY Times Sunday paper and see three familiar names of leaders in the job search industry. All I consider friends. Richard Nelson Bolles spoke at the 92nd Street Y in Manhattan recently. If you haven’t heard of Richard Bolles, he is the author of the classic job hunting reference book “What Color Is Your Parachute“. The 39th annual edition will be published in October 2008. As part of his presentation at the Manhattan…
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Thoughts from the Kennedy 2008 recruiting conference

Just returned from the conference and will share some of my initial thoughts. This conference was attended by 1500 recruiters and HR personnel.  The sessions, in general, were good.  I heard lots of discussion on how companies should manage and measure their hiring practices.  All the good things that we have heard discussed for years – how to best create communication and collaboration between the recruiting staff and the hiring managers. The topic near and dear to me, retention and…
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