Are organizations assessing workforce needs and skills gaps and the potential impact of older worker retirements? SHRM and AARP jointly conducted a poll asking HR professionals about their organization’s strategic workforce planning activities. Among organizations had conducted or planned to conduct a strategic workforce planning assessment to identify workforce needs and potential skills gaps, 53% are conducting assessments in 2010 and 2011. Among organizations that had conducted or planned to conduct a strategic workforce planning assessment to analyze the impact of retirement by workers aged 50+, more than four out of ten (42%) are conducting assessments in 2010 and 2011. One in five respondents thought that the potential loss of talent from baby boom retirements over the next decade would be a problem for their organizations, while 45% thought it would be a potential problem.