Forbes: retired workers may be the answer to talent shortages.

August 12, 2022 Rebecca Henderson

In the U.S. alone, 2.4 million people retired earlier than expected during the pandemic. Their absence from the workforce has tipped the balance, putting the labor market out of equilibrium and negatively impacting their companies. The good news is that retirements have slowed in recent months. Some retirees are even ready to consider going back to work — on their terms. 

“With so much to offer to their employers, those 55 and older can be an effective resource for overcoming the current talent scarcity challenge while adding to a diverse and vibrant workforce,” writes Rebecca Henderson, executive Board Member and CEO of global businesses for Randstad. “But to attract and incentivize [these] valuable people, companies will have to reconsider their workplace culture and the perks and benefits they offer.” 

Henderson goes to share the importance of offering older workers what they want and need. Such as highly flexible hours, access to technology training, and programs for physical, mental and financial well being. Read more in Forbes to learn about the 55+ candidate group and see other top Talent Trends that will help you beat talent shortages in this report from Randstad Sourceright

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Rebecca Henderson

Rebecca Henderson is CEO of Randstad Global Businesses and executive board member of Randstad. In this core leadership role, Rebecca brings more than 20 years of experience in all facets of talent acquisition solutions and technology. With deep insights and progressive perspectives, Rebecca steers Randstad Global Business’ development to ensure human capital leaders can play a strategic role in driving growth locally, across regions and globally. Rebecca is a highly regarded leader in the talent management field and has been recognized by Staffing Industry Analysts in “The Global Power 100 Hall of Fame.”

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