While some employers are determined to hire young workers, many smart business owners and managers have noticed older
individuals have work skills and habits that make them especially valuable in the workplace.
The percentage of older employees in the U.S. workforce is increasing. In the ten-year period ending in 2016, the Bureau of
Labor Statistics projects the number of those in the workforce age 55 to 64 will rise by 36.5%. For those over 65, the projected rise
is at least a whopping 83%.
As the percentage of younger workers continues to shrink, it becomes even more important for employers to consider how they can attract and retain mature employees who have the skills needed. Given the changing demographics of the workforce, this is true regardless of the economy.
To help employers achieve the goal of attracting and keeping older employees, the AARP released what the association calls the "Employer Best Practices for Mature Workers." This report is based primarily on an extensive review of the applications submitted by the 35 winning companies named in recent years as "AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50."
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) fielded about 650,000 calls from workers last year who believed they had a legitimate discrimination case against their employers. While only a small proportion led to legal action, the lesson is clear: Employees aren't shy about calling in the big guns when they have a gripe. To illustrate the many ways employers can find themselves in hot water with the EEOC, here's a sampling of recent investigations that prompted the agency to take action.
Do you know who your most valuable employees are? And are you doing the right things to motivate them? If you're being guided only by the cumulative effect of raises and other upward adjustments in compensation as the benchmark, think again. You might just be operating on autopilot, limiting your potential success. Here's more.
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Employment discrimination claims are rising — about 92,000 were filed last year with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But the proportion of those claims that are based in reality hasn't risen. Here's some guidance on how to address unfounded claims involving "protected class" employees, and also how to prevent claims in the first place.
Interviewing prospective new hires can be a delicate business. It's critical to avoid those personal questions that can get you in legal trouble. But you also need to get beyond the safe questions so you can glean more than sterile, rehearsed answers. How can you obtain the information you need to make an informed choice without landing your company in hot water? Here are some tips for safe navigation.