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Posted 05/17/2011 - 06:01:14am by Stephen Anfield
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TAPPING ENCORE TALENT: Employers Try It – and Like It
10/15/2008 - 05:38:32pm
Experienced boomers want meaningful work. Nonprofit organizations need talented employees. A new survey of hundreds of employers shows that supply and demand may finally be coming together.
The Tapping Encore Talent survey by the MetLife Foundation and Civic Ventures found that half of nonprofit employers see encore employees as "highly appealing," citing their experience, commitment and reliability. And those who have recently hired late-career workers are even more positive.
Corporations Help Execs Transition to Nonprofit Sector
08/21/2008 - 11:14:56am
Rusine Mitchell Sinclair left a 25-year career at IBM last year "to bring my experiences as an IBM executive to thousands of girls across North Carolina.”
Now, IBM is helping other executives and managers follow Sinclair to the nonprofit sector. The Financial Times calls IBM's program a “Retirement Plan with a Difference.”
ENCORE OPPORTUNITIES: AARP identifies age friendly employers
08/14/2008 - 05:44:59am
Finding employers that value older workers can be a challenge. But today AARP introduced a job search engine powered by RetirementJobs.com that lists openings posted by “age friendly certified employers.”
The portal at www.aarp.org/jobs locates part-time, full-time and flex-time positions by keyword and location. Searches can be targeted within a radius of up to 50 miles. To be certified as age friendly, employers must maintain policies, practices and programs consistent with employing people age 50 and older based solely on their proficiency, qualifications and contribution.
BLOCK THAT RETIREE: Action needed to keep good employees
08/08/2008 - 04:22:17pm
Two new surveys show that private employers are being very subtle about their plans offer incentives to retain older employees – much to the disappointment of retirees who would have liked to know about them.
The lesson to be learned, said Allen Steinberg, a principal and senior design consultant at Hewitt Associates, is that “you’re going to lose good people if they don’t know about the availability of a program” designed to interest them in working longer.
That’s good advice for nonprofit organizations, too, which are scrambling to figure out ways to retain experienced workers before an anticipated wave of boomer retirements.
PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER: Boomers ready to ‘rearrange furniture’ for encore careers
08/04/2008 - 03:44:30pm
Boomers are rejecting the retirement vision of endless days of leisure and are embracing encore careers, writes Chris Satullo in his column in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer.
“As this huge cohort has done every time it entered a new phase of life, the boomers are going to rearrange the furniture,” he says.
Satullo argues that this sea change will occur because, “They’re going to want to. They’re going to have to. And America is going to need them to.”
ENCORE PATHWAY: IBM helps employees navigate global economy
08/04/2008 - 03:33:06pm
IBM is breaking the mold again. While a number of multinational companies like Procter & Gamble and General Electric are sending employees overseas, IBM is offering staffers a chance to work with colleagues from around the world on projects that emphasize team leadership development.
IBM’s new Corporate Service Corps program helps participants learn how to work in the global marketplace with people from very diverse backgrounds – skills that are particularly important for individuals whose encore careers may take them outside of the United States.
ENCORE PATHWAY: IBM shows employees the way to nonprofit careers
08/01/2008 - 02:11:02pm
IBM plans to make it easier for its experienced employees to transition to second careers in nonprofits through a partnership with Bridgespan.
The two organizations announced today that they will build a program and online platform that helps IBM employees and retirees assess their readiness for nonprofit positions, identify potential opportunities and skills required, apply for jobs with nonprofits and receive mentoring. Once it’s perfected, the pilot project will be made available to other nonprofits and corporations that wish to start similar endeavors.