Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Many Wrinkles in Age Diversity Planning - BLOOMBERG BNA

by Patrick Dorrian 
Originally published: November 28, 2016
Publisher: BNA.com 

Achieving age diversity in the workplace and managing multigenerational workforces are big issues for employers, and getting bigger, attorneys and a diversity trainer told Bloomberg BNA.

The average age of the population increases every day, said Mauricio Velasquez, a diversity and inclusion strategist who works with public and private companies of all sizes.

More than 40 percent of Americans 55 and older will be employed by 2019, according to the National Council on Aging. That means this age group will comprise 25 percent of the U.S. workforce before the end of the decade.