What Matters to Older Workers?

More baby boomers want to work longer and as demographics change, smart employers are seeing the value of retaining and hiring workers over 50. This Infographic shows what’s important to 50+ workers, and how award winners of AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50, cosponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), stack up in terms of offerings. Not surprisingly, flexibility topped the list of what matters - and that’s something that’s also valued by all generations. Although Millennials are a way off from caregiving …

These Best Employers Value Workers Over 50

Ever ask someone a simple question about where they work and before you know it, they’ve gushed for five minutes about how much they love what they do? A great employer can make all the difference between starting Monday with pep in your step – or not. We’re betting that employees who work for one of the AARP Best Employers for Workers Over 50 award winners aren’t shy about telling others what makes their workplace so good. This unique awards …

Workplace Age Bias Hits Home for Boomers

[Updated 6/24] Some argue that the Great Recession is in the rear-view mirror. That’s not the case if you’re a layoff victim over a certain age and if you’ve been unemployed for nearly a year – or longer. Age bias is a concern for around two-thirds of workers over 45, as reported in The New York Times Bucks Blog and in MarketWatch’s Working Retirement column. The stories cite figures from Staying Ahead of the Curve 2013: AARP’s Multicultural Work and …

ISO Great Employers; Deadline Nears for Awards Program

A new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award has some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies, and AARP is hoping for a record number of applications for the awards program (due November 12). AARP is pleased that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, is a contest co-sponsor. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the country, a perspective that will …

Lose A Few Pounds, Fatten Your Wallet

Listen up, workers. Take better care of yourself (and possibly lose a few inches around your waistline), and your employer just may reward you by fattening your wallet. A new survey has found that more than half of U.S. companies are now offering incentives to their workers to take part in health and wellness programs, from screenings to quitting smoking. This year, 59 percent of 2,000 employers with 20 million people on their payrolls used incentives, up from 37 percent in …

Workin’ it

A short but noteworthy article is on WSJ.com today – and it is a nice bit of news for those of us, young and old, still socking away money each paycheck in our 401(k)s. It says that “about half” the companies that suspended their matching benefit are “quietly” planning to match a portion of their employees 401(k) contributions. Check out the story for all the details. Another story worth checking out today is in Newsweek – it’s called “Un-Retiring.” The …