Should Workplaces Be Re-Defined To Retain Older Tech Workers?
rgh02 submitted this article from Backchannel which argues companies “need to work harder and more persistently to attract, retain, and recognize talent” — especially older talent:
We “elders” know perfectly well that our workplaces are by and large not about us. We don’t drive how roles, functions, advancement, and success are seen. Career development options and the hierarchical career ladders everyone is expected to climb are designed for the majority: younger workers. What can be done? There has to be a systems overhaul…
The article suggests restructuring workplaces with “individual contributor tracks” which reward people who don’t go on to become managers, as well as things like paid mentoring positions and “phased retirement” programs that create part-time positions to allow a more gradual transition into retirement.
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