Corporations in Brain Drain – Will Boomers Help?

Quote excerpt: “Companies historically haven’t been proactive in getting older workers to train younger workers to do their jobs. “

It is my (humble) opinion that the work ethics of the younger workers have changed over the years. When I walk by a (younger) worker’s desk and see them surfing the web or iPhoning, iTuning and iChatting on company time, it pisses me off.

Whatever happened to asking a co-worker who is swamped, if they could use some help? It’s called “Team Work” and I haven’t seen much of it coming from the younger crowd.

I also see more bully attitudes. Those of us that have been working our asses off over the years don’t appreciate this attitude in the work place nor do we have time to deal with it because we’re ‘busy.’ Hello?

And what’s this crap excuse “It’s not my job,” or “that isn’t in my job description.”

I had one young gal working with me, in college, bright and intelligent and took initiative. Quick learner. However, everything she did

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America’s corporate brain drain accelerates

Did you know that the United States is in the beginning stages of a major brain drain? Baby boomers are starting to retire, and along with them goes a whole lot of knowledge. Experts predict that we’re going to have a serious talent shortage very soon because of the retirement of so many experienced workers.
There are about 76 million baby boomers poised to retire, and companies are looking for ways to lure them into staying longer
Companies historically haven’t been proactive in getting older workers to train younger workers to do their jobs. They’re finally realizing how critical this knowledge transfer may be to their businesses long-term
Studies show that many older Americans would like to continue working some, but would like flexibility and a fair amount of leisure time blended into their work lives
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