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"Anticipating Demographic Trends Impacting the Workforce"
Author: Medlin, E. Lander
Published In: Facilities Manager
Date: May/June 2007

Executive Summary column.  Emphasizes the importance of being prepared for demographic changes that will affect workforce composition. Reviews important statistics and emphasizes that not only will demographic shifts result in a shortage in the supply of workers, they will also produce a shortage of skills. Describes strategies for successful intervention, retention, and/or recruitment of three categories of workers: mature workers, mid-career workers, and young workers. Recommends attention to customizing employer-employee relations through flexible learning, work, and compensation/benefits arrangements.



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