Retire Now at any Age: Zingers Revisited #1

Transparent Office

Retire Now (Again). During the next month I will highlight a few of my favorite posts. Here is the first post I wrote for Slacker Manager. - - - - - - -. In about 10 years the number of young people getting into the workplace will no longer be enough to replace retirees. I don't know about you but this would be the same advice I have heard for recent graduates from high school or university. Don't wait for retirement, retire now.

The 4F’s of Life: Farting, Fumbling, Falling and Failing

Transparent Office

Here are a few random things that I have learned: If it is to be it is up to we…community and connection are keys. Nothing lasts, long live the Buddhist concept of impermanence. Why retire when you love what you do and I love what I do. I could win the lottery tomorrow and I will still keep doing what I am doing (and no I am not drunk as I write this)! You might as well embrace it and learn to move on.&# David at 54, Where Are You? by David Zinger.


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Connected - Why is it so hard to get smart people to share?

Knowledge Musings

from Gia Lyons via a mention on the actKM mailing list. She covers some of the common downsides to attempting brain dumps from experts. Her notes reflect many of the conversations on this topic. There is a brigade charge underway to capture the wisdom (knowledge + experience) of the retiring corporate crowd. And for the record, please do not try to harness or harvest my knowledge. Experts do a lot of things in the context of their work.

A Counter Offer

Evil HR Lady

I live in one of the last affordable areas of CA, which meant that my search included employers outside of CA, in places we have family (i.e. I was made this offer based solely on a phone interview and as part of agreeing to take the offer, my potential new employer is flying me out to meet face to face and sign on the dotted line. I am currently training a new person who came in as the highest paid, non-exempt employee in my dept. Good luck in the new job

A Counter Offer

Evil HR Lady

I live in one of the last affordable areas of CA, which meant that my search included employers outside of CA, in places we have family (i.e. I was made this offer based solely on a phone interview and as part of agreeing to take the offer, my potential new employer is flying me out to meet face to face and sign on the dotted line. I am currently training a new person who came in as the highest paid, non-exempt employee in my dept. Good luck in the new job

Why Are Companies Turning to Older Workers? Should You?


Not so long ago, most people worked until the age of 62 or 65 before retiring to fill their days with family, travel and recreation. However, while no one was looking, the rules of retirement changed! At the same time, employers are starting to shift their views. Some are actively working to keep their most experienced employees in the workplace or they’re recruiting older workers to fill skills gaps. What’s driving the change?

8 of the Most Common Investing Mistakes

Thrive Global

Because I review hundreds of investment plans every year, I see the same mistakes being made over and over again. Even though most of these mistakes are fairly easy to fix with the right plan in place, I still see my clients falling victim to these errors. Assume you’re the marathoner.

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: COVID-19 Changes Everything—and Nothing—About Managing Workers

Cornerstone On Demand - Talent Management

Children go to school at home, with parents expected to provide oversight and help with learning. One result of all of this being at home: Multitasking is now the new normal. But expecting individuals to do their jobs with the same level of concentration and performance is insane.

The Great Generational Shift: How Employers and Managers Can Prepare


While there are always different people of different generations working side by side in the workplace, today there are as many as six different generations, depending on which demographic definitions one uses. The workforce is aging on one end of the spectrum and getting younger on the other. In the middle there is a gap, with the prime age workforce shrinking as an overall percentage of the workforce.

There’s No Shortcut to Success

Workplace Psychology

You have to put in the effort and hard work, and it doesn’t hurt to have some luck and good timing on your side. You have to take the stairs.” ” In his book, Happiness at Work (2010), Srikumar Rao wrote: “The vast majority of people are not happy. 2008).

The Art of Matchmaking Blog Series: Step 3

HR Management

is the process through which new employees acquire the skills, behavior, and knowledge to become effective members of an organization. Research has shown that these techniques lead to higher job satisfaction, better job performance, greater commitment to the organization, and reduced turnover. Companies who implement an effective onboarding program during the first three months of new-hire employment experience 31 percent less turnover than those who don’t” Aberdeen Group.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « 31 Days to a Better Blog--Day 15: Stickify Your Blog | Main | 31 Days to a Better Blog--Days 16 & 17: Heatmaps and Stumble Ads » Seven Strategies for Supporting Personal Learning Environments at Work Yesterday I started to answer Glen Rosss question about how to support staff in developing and using personal learning environments (PLEs) by defining what I mean when I talk about a PLE. That really defeats the purpose.

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Talent Shortages Hit the Levels of 2007: In-house Talent Development Comes to Rescue

Rallyware for Human Resources

Such a shortage is higher than that during the Great Recession. How talent-centric management and training stood against the Great Recession . The financial crisis of the late 2000s crushed the world’s financial and labor markets. This period was called the Great Recession and was caused by the subprime mortgage crisis. Some people believe that the crisis has never been overcome and that the world is still dealing with its consequences.

Why You Need a New Strategy for Retaining Female Talent

Cornerstone On Demand

While many business leaders look to the economy for trends and forecasts — closely following any promising signs as we recover from the 2008 crisis — there's another change brewing right under their noses. And it doesn't take knowledge of the stock market to understand. The change is a massive shift in workplace demographics. Is your organization prepared for the shifts to come? There are big changes coming to American companies.

“Focus on what you can control.” With Jason Hartman & Rhian Horgan

Thrive Global

It’s tempting right now to become preoccupied with the markets, but there is little we as individual investors can do. What we can have more control over, however, are decisions we make in the run up to retirement, which will have a significant impact on our retirement security.

How Different Age Groups Define “Company Culture”


Yet ask for the definition of company culture, and it quickly becomes clear few people can adequately explain what it means. Anthropologists have been using the term “culture” for centuries, and even they have disagreements on its definition. The culture, values, and beliefs of one department constantly interact (and sometimes conflict) with those of other departments. Not everyone in a particular generation will be motivated and challenged by the same things.

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4 Reasons Employees Are Quitting Post-COVID-19

Best Money Moves

The U.S. has seen unprecedented numbers of employees leaving their jobs after the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a period of incredible change, and it’s not over yet – an unprecedented number of employees are quitting their jobs.

Creating a Greener Crypto Economy


Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2008, cryptocurrency has seen a meteoric rise. First, it’s important to understand the potential effects of decentralized digital currencies, and then learn how to minimize or mitigate these effects when possible.

Want Insanely Low 401(k) Fees? Follow These 6 Steps


Taken as a percentage of the assets, over time, they can add up to a HUGE chunk of change that can take years off of your or your employees' retirements. A 2% fee doesn’t sound like daylight robbery, but over 35 years, that little fee can consume up to half of your retirement earnings. All of this is to say that minimizing 401(k) fees is crucial for retirement success. The first step to lowering your 401(k) investment fees is to understand how you stack up.

Adapting Recruitment for the Post-COVID-19 Pandemic World


The writing is on the wall for a structural change to the way knowledge and manual work businesses operate. Here are some thoughts on how recruiters can adapt for the ‘new normal’. In the UK over the course of 2019 around 4.7%

4 Reasons Employees Are Quitting Post-COVID-19

Best Money Moves

The U.S. has seen unprecedented numbers of employees leaving their jobs after the pandemic. The COVID-19 pandemic has been a period of incredible change, and it’s not over yet – an unprecedented number of employees are quitting their jobs.

Recruiting Multi-Generational Candidates with a Recruitment App


For HR professionals tasked with finding the best talent, a recruitment app or also called applicant tracking software can be a godsend. In this article, we will take a closer look at the difficulties of recruiting across age demographics and how recruitment apps can help.

The Recognition Landscape Isn’t Changing Much

China Gorman

Recognition programs are vital tools in an organization’s total rewards strategy, but beyond the knowledge that “recognizing employees is a good thing to do” we can look to data that back up recognition programs as an important part of an organization’s culture. Their report summarizes the results of a survey sent globally to 5,520 WorldatWork members, which aimed specifically to measure specific types of recognition programs and the impact on the workforce.

Aging Workforce Challenges: Trends, Statistics and Impact

Digital HR Tech

Many studies have been done, experts have been consulted, all to figure out the magic formula to keep these younger generations happy and engaged. But what about the aging workforce and its challenges? First off, a couple of aging workforce statistics to give you an idea about the extent of the problem. In the US alone, 10 000 baby boomers turn 65 every day. What is the aging workforce? . Simply because they can’t afford to retire.

Best HR Software Providers: Standard-setters in performance tracking to 401(K) management

HR Digest

Human Resources Management Systems (HRMS) these days manage a wide variety of tasks ranging from assessment to learning and strategy planning to payroll management. Luckily, not all of them are actual HR software providers, but you get the idea, right? Founded 2008.

My Olympic Quest for Gold in the Race of My Life

Thrive Global

I believed in each and was confident in my prowess as an athlete, but I discovered they were critical in the fight to preserve one’s health. That said, there is one word I omitted that is the perfect combination of all of those words, and is the true blueprint for success in any pursuit: relentlessness. So, with my sights set on the Rio Games in 2016 and my quest for gold, life happened…and life is what happens when you make plans, right? Focus. Intensity.

3 Financial Wellness Benefits Employees Can’t Live Without In 2019


The 2008 recession was the single biggest financial catastrophe to hit the U.S. Though this may seem like old news, and the country may seem well on its way to recovery, millions of Americans (and many of your employees) are still feeling the effect of this economic disaster in one way or another. The average monthly student loan payment is $393, and 11.5% Census data suggests that only 40% of employees contribute to retirement accounts.

6 Power Trends for the Future of Work


This STRIVE 2019 session recap is based on a presentation given by Shannon Gaydos , senior global talent strategist at Boeing and founder of The 2050 Project. . New technology develops, consumer preferences change, and the way we work evolves. So what does constant disruption mean for the workplace itself? What will the future look like, and how do we need to change our thinking so we don’t fall behind? At the same time, college tuition rose steeply.

How to Handle 5 Generations in the Workplace

HR Daily Advisor

The economic downturn that hit the nation in 2008 as well as the tendency for people to live longer and healthier lives than ever before have both contributed to a tendency for employees to choose to stay in the workplace longer, delaying their retirement. By 2024, about 25% of the workforce is projected to be over the age of 55. That compares to only about 12 percent of the workforce in 1994.

Post-Covid Future of Work Trends


That 2020 is going to be the year when our stock markets will trade new highs. When we can finally buy our dream home, have that dream vacation, or live that dream retirement. And in just a couple of months, the world came to a standstill. . That’s the culture of Ally.

HR 2025 Series: How do we achieve a happier, healthier workplace?

NGA Human Resources

Change is inevitable, but it is predicated that changes to how we work over the next five years will have the greatest human impact there has been for a generation. The world’s population is ageing. To support an ageing population, we will be expected to retire later.

PEO: The Ultimate Guide (Everything You Need To Know)

Genesis HR Solutions

Get ready: You’re about to read the ultimate guide to professional employer organizations, also known as PEOs. If you are a small to midsize business or nonprofit organization and you’ve never heard of a PEO, keep reading—you’ll be surprised to learn how partnering with a PEO can make your company more attractive to employees, and even help grow your company’s bottom line. PEOs and the co-employment relationship. Co-employment is the business model used by PEOs.

If you build it, will they come? Overcoming the talent crisis in manufacturing

HR Times

Today I’d like to broaden the discussion and look at talent strategies as a way to revitalize and protect the future of an entire industry — manufacturing. First, let’s consider the importance of manufacturing to the US economy. to the American economy. 2 Also consider that manufacturing employs 9 percent of the workforce, supporting more than 12 million workers directly and 17.4 million workers are expected to retire between 2015 and 2025.

HR Tech Weekly: Episode #273: Stacey Harris and John Sumser

HR Examiner

Armored Things Raises $7m For Workplace Utilization Analytics – Fifth Similar Deal Since The Start Of The Pandemic Link ». Yeah, they let me out the exerciser for 45 minutes every day. We’re sort of holding stable but watching the numbers rise around the country.

Compensation Management in the Banking Sector


Compensation management in the banking sector is no different. Compensation managers for the banking sector must balance the needs of shareholders, investors, and customers when creating compensation plans. . What will attract the best talent? Flexible time off.

“Become educated about your options.” with Ilene Davis & Tyler Gallagher

Thrive Global

Remember, while retirement may be a year away, the income from investments will (hopefully) be needed for decades. As part of our series about what one should look for when hiring a financial planner or adviser, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ilene Davis, CFP® MBA.

5 HR Trends Impacting the Industry

OmegaHR Solutions

The human resources industry is one that’s been around for nearly as long as there have been employees, but the world is changing, and HR needs to change with it. What are some of the most prominent trends impacting the HR industry, and what will human resources professionals need to do to cope with these changes? Until recently, businesses considered the human resources industry separate from most of their daily operations. The Largest Working Generation.