Delay retirement but only if you like your job and the people you work with. While much has been written about the financial benefits of longer working lives, there are social benefits too. Bonds of close friendship, a sense of community, belonging to and being of service to a cause that is larger than oneself, [...]
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It’s a paradox of human nature, we don’t realize what we have until it’s gone. Lost knowledge due to boomer retirements can be a costly mistake. Employers have a bad habit of pushing older and more experienced employees out the door as they near 65 so that they can bring in new, fresh blood that [...]
If you are not familiar with the term agism, it is akin to racism or sexism, only it is based on age and involves holding negative stereotypes about people of different ages. Agism can lead to unfair treatment. In the world of work, it often involves overlooking middle age workers for career advancement or promotions [...]
I froze. “Do you mind repeating the question,” I asked the external examiner. "Is there a way that financial institutions can make retirement saving sexy, especially for the younger generation? How do we get young people to invest in retirement savings vehicles? My heart started to beat fast, and I got this sickening feeling in [...]
Employee motivation is quite a complex topic. For a long time, management scholars and practitioners maintained that money was the key to employee motivation. This perspective originated at the time of the industrial revolution and can be traced back to Adam Smith’s, The Wealth of Nations, a renowned work in classical economics. I will spare [...]
Do you love to learn? Do you enjoy solving problems and pondering complex issues? If you answered yes, you might make a good mentor. Researchers John Cacioppo and Richard Petty would describe you as high on need for cognition. One way to conceive of a person who is high on need for cognition is to imagine a [...]
When you’re are an expert in your respective field, much of what you know is hidden from your consciousness, making it difficult to teach others your craft. Consider the example of a professional baseball player who is up at bat. The time it takes for the eye to assess the trajectory of the ball once it [...]
250,000 Canadian boomers will retire this year. Are their replacements qualified to assume their roles?Gillian2017-01-12T07:00:20+00:00
The clock is ticking. 250,000 Canadian boomers will retire this year. Is your organization ready? In a recent Globe and Mail article, Parkinson, Mcfarland and Mckenna pointed out that 250,000 Canadian boomers are anticipated to retire this year. Even more disconcerting, experts anticipate that in the coming years this number will jump to 400,000. At first [...]
If you had to teach your successor how to motivate your team what would you tell her? How would you explain to an apprentice what exactly you do as a seminar facilitator to captivate and charm an audience? How would you describe your ability to intuitively know a good hire from a bad one? How do [...]
Are you counting down the days until your retirement? Are you dreaming of a life without deadlines, demands or expectations? Are you looking forward to not having to set an alarm clock? Most people are in fact dreaming of a retirement in which they get to play, pursue hobbies and develop new interests. Finally, you [...]