Older Workers: Asset & Opportunities
By: Mary Jo Schifsky, Founder, GenSync – Rethinking Work in Life and Business
Amid a growing workforce shortage in MN, workers aged 50-75 are an untapped resource. Employers and employees alike maintain an outdated and ageist perspective on the value of older workers’ experience and loyalty as well as the opportunity for ongoing engagement at work. Changing this dialogue is key to maximizing the multi-generational workforce.
A sea change around traditional retirement age is in motion; enjoy splashing in the waves!
- Explore the quantifiable impact of older workers on MN workforce over next decade
- Understand the longer-term value of older workers from perspective of employee and employer
- Explore tools to reframe recruitment and retention of older workers—as part of a fundamental work-life shift for all generations
GUIDING PRINCIPLES FOR AGE-FRIENDLY BUSINESSES: HARNESSING THE POWER OF 21ST-CENTURY DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE Developed by the Global Coalition on Aging and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing
HARNESSING THE POWER OF 21ST-CENTURY DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE Developed by the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Ageing and the Global Coalition on Aging
Mary Jo Schifsky, Founder, GenSync, Rethinking Work in Life and Business
Prior to GenSync, Mary Jo was the Executive Director of Store To Door, an aging service provider in the Twin Cities. She’s seen first-hand challenges faced by impoverished elderly adults. She brings 35+ years of business leadership to the topic of older worker workforce development.