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VAN Forum

Good for Business: Making the Most of the Maturing Workforce

June 25, 2012
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Southdale Library
7001 York Ave. S
Edina, MN 55435

Mark Bailey, Director, Human Resources, General Mills
Philomena Morrissey Satre, VP Great Lakes Region
    Diversity and Inclusion, Wells Fargo & Company
Damian Martin, Co-founder, Experienced Resources
Tracy Godfrey, Moderator, Vital Aging Network

As boomers approach retirement age, employers are at risk of losing a valuable resource and facing talent shortages. At the same time, the way older adults think about work and retirement is changing. Many boomers want to remain in the workforce, although possibly in new ways. Some employers are finding that leveraging and developing this talent gives them an advantage. But there is opportunity to do more. Tapping the experience and skills of mature workers is good for business and it’s good for people 50+.

This forum provides an opportunity for employers and older adults to share ideas and consider options for making the most of mature workers. Bailey, Satre, and Christensen will talk about the innovative approaches they are using in their organizations.

Everyone will have a chance to participate in smaller group discussions. Facilitators will invite your thoughts around questions like these: What employers do you know of that are doing well focusing on older workers? What more needs to be done to really take advantage of this talent? As you look to your own future, what are top priorities for your career and work?

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