The Aging Workforce: Leveraging the Talents of Mature Employees Underwritten by a grant from the Sloan Foundation 12/30/2014 Permissions In most industrialized countries the large Baby Boom generation will be reaching traditional retirement age and leaving the workforce over the next 10-20 years. To respond to this exodus of talent, organizations must recognize the value of mature workers and develop strategies to retain and engage them. Mature workers—generally defined as workers over age 50 or 55-- have experience and skills honed during decades of employment. Retaining talented mature workers—and recruiting new ones—is simply good business for most organizations. This report helps you to understand and prepare for these demographic changes so your organization can leverage the mature workforce as a valuable competitive advantage. Download your complimentary report. (in pdf) The SHRM Foundation Effective Practice Guidelines series makes research findings easily accessible to HR practitioners. The reports provide practical, research-based guidelines for implementing effective HR practices in your organization. Please help the SHRM Foundation continue to provide these resources free of charge to classrooms and the HR community. Make your tax-deductible donation today! Permissions Related Content EEOC Panel Looks at Promoting Diversity, Inclusion in High-Tech What Motivates Your Workers? It Depends on Their Generation Getting Back to Work after a Career Break RIF Age Discrimination Claim Advances to Trial When Interviewers Press for Birth Dates and Grad Dates, Is It Discriminatory?