Dawn Dugan specializes in writing books, articles, white papers, reports and special communications for the human resources industry. She is the co-author of Effective Executive Compensation, which was published by AMACOM in 2008. Read more...
The timing of a turbulent economy, combined with longer life spans, means people are waiting longer to retire. By 2020, it's predicted the average age of retirement will be 70.
Jeanne C. Meister and Karie Willyerd, authors of The 2020 Workforce: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop, and Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today, say that by the year 2020, the typical workforce will include five generations -- Baby Boomers to recent college grads. Those who retained Kindergarten lessons of getting along well with others will be in high demand.
Career killers: Lack of flexibility and inability to integrate with those from different generations.