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Title: Myths about older workers

Contents:

  • Can older workers adapt?
  • Can they handle new technologies?
  • Are their job skills up to date?
  • Can they get along with younger bosses?

[Speaker Notes: Myths and stereotypes about older workers still exist. But here is what we have found:

Change:

  • 1 in 4 who plan to work say they expect to find employment that is entirely different from the work they do now or did previously.
  • 89 percent say their ideal job would include opportunities to learn something new. (AARP Working in Retirement study, 2003)

Technology:

  • Those over 50 are the fastest-growing group of Internet users.
  • A study by Louisiana State University found that older workers in a state agency were more willing than their younger counterparts to learn new technology.

Job Skills:

  • Most older workers know that they will need to retrain in some form to remain in or re-enter the workforce.

Younger bosses:

Managing the intergenerational workplace is a growing priority for employers.

Goal:

  • increased understanding of other generations on the part of all workers.

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