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Employers of choice for older workers

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The graying of the U.S. workforce has gotten managers thinking for years about the upcoming "retire­ment boom" and their readiness to replace departing baby boom­ers. But it's also true that many aging workers are not planning to, wanting to or able to retire. The workforce of tomorrow will likely include many more older workers than has been true in the past.

However, that doesn't mean that older workers see themselves remaining in their same jobs. Instead, they're looking for opportunities that best fit their needs and life­styles as they age. Smart managers should be looking at how to best tailor their own job offerings to be employers of choice for this active, experienced and talented segment of the workforce.

The AARP provides some insight every year by ranking the best employers for workers 50 and older. Interestingly, six of this year's Top 10—and all of the Top 5—are hos­pitals and healthcare systems, with Wisconsin...(register to read more)

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