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Recruiting The Senior Population


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A presentation made for my Human Resource Management course on the issues surrounding the recruitment of the senior population.

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Recruiting The Senior Population

  1. 1. Presented by: Nichole Robinson, BethPetrunich, and Robin McLaren
  2. 2. (Meet the Generations, 2006)
  3. 3. Matures•Born between 1909 & 1945•“The Greatest Generation” Sources: (Meet the Generations, 2006)•Loyal to employer and expect the same•Job tenure is vital
  4. 4. 25-54 Not in the Percentage 55+ Not in Labor Force ofYear Want a Job Labor Force Do Not Want a Job Not Want a Job Do Population Want a Job 3%2010 24.6% 12%2015 26.9% (U.S. Census Bureau, 2008)2020 28.5%2025 29.7% 88% 97%2050 31%
  5. 5. Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Protects workers 40 years and olde During both hiring and employment Recruitment materials cannot mentionage No age limits for training programs (AARP Outreach & Service, 2011)
  6. 6. •Employers cannot retaliate against •OAA: Older Americans Actworkers •Promotes Well-Being and Independence •Serves Those who might “Fall through•No Forced Retirement the Cracks” •Age 60+ •Services aimed towards greatest•Employers Cannot Deny Benefits socioeconomic •Has not kept up with inflation and growth•Employers Cannot Reduce Benefits (Accius, 2008)(AARP Outreach & Service, 2011)
  7. 7. Preference givenPriority is given to: to:• 60 years and • Minorities older • Limited English-• Veterans speaking• Spouses of • Native Americans veterans • Those with economic needs • Those with special employment needs
  8. 8. Fact: Fact: Fact: The a Older workers Older workers Older sector “Productivity” isIn the market-driven 21st fastestlearnare don’t growing aren’t as ascentury, private and public workers character trait—businesses have to become productive as quickly asefficient low cost providers. group of Internet NOT a tooand both younger youngerPeople and organizations need to users is over age generationalcompete in this center expensive. workers. workers.must break the link between payand seniority. 50 one.
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  10. 10. References NHC Group, Inc. (2005, January 19). NHC group, inc. acquiresAARP Outreach & Service. (2011,segment of the U.S. workforce. SeniorJobBank, serving the fastest-growing July 20). AgeDiscrimination2012, from SeniorJobBank: April 2, 2012, from Retrieved April 2, Fact Sheet . Retrieved NHC Group, Inc. (n.d.). About the SeniorJobBank. Retrieved April 2, 2012, from2009/age_discrimination_fact_sheet.html SeniorJobBank:, J. (2008,(2008). Table no. 9. Resident population projections by U.S. Census Bureau October). The role of the older americansact in providing- long-term care. Retrieved April sex and age: 2010 2050. Statistical abstract of the United States: 2008. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved from April2, 2012, 2, 2012, from AARP: U.S. Census Bureau (2012). Table no. 615. Persons not in the labor force:Kikuchi, D. (2009, October 27). 10 Myths about older U.S. 2010. Statistical abstract of the United States: 2012. Washington, D.C.: Census Bureau. Retrieved April 2, 2012, fromworkers. Retrieved April 2, 2012, from Reach and Teachs Department of Labor. (2011, December 27). About SCSEP. Retrieved April U.S. Lists: 2, 2012, from (2007, September 7). About RetrievedMeet the Generations. (2006). Retrieved April 2, 2012, from April 2, 2012, fromUniversity of Missouri Extension: