The Aging Workforce―State of Older Workers in U.S. Organizations


January 12, 2015

Part one of the Older Workers Survey findings provides an overview of the state of older workers in U.S. organizations. Topics examined include how organizations are preparing for the projected increase in the proportion of older workers in the labor force, the anticipated impact of the potential loss of talent, if and how organizations track the percentage of their employees eligible for retirement in the upcoming years, and whether employers have conducted strategic workforce planning to prepare for the impact of retirements. 

This research found that more than one-half of responding organizations indicated they had identified their future workforce needs (58%) and their potential skills gaps (52%) in the next 1-2 years; one-third (35%) had analyzed the impact of workers aged 55+ leaving their organization in the next 1-2 years. As responding organizations considered strategic workforce planning further into the future, they were less inclined to have taken action.


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