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    Avoiding the Boomer Drain: HR Strategies and Best Practices, and Discussion - HRCI Approved

    Date: September 19, 2012, 7:00am – 9:00am
    Robin Campbell
    The Universities at Shady Grove Conference and Events Center, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville MD 20850 - Building II, The Rockville and Potomac Rooms
    $20.00 Members, $30.00 Nonmembers, $35.00 Walk-Ins
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    Join us at our next chapter breakfast meeting to learn about Avoiding the Boomer Drain: HR Strategies and Best Practices, featuring Eric Peterson, Manager, Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, SHRM.  This program has been approved for 1.5 HRCI-General recertification credits.  

    The U.S. is facing a major demographic challenge. Last year, the oldest of the 77 million U.S. baby boomers turned 65 – the traditional retirement age – and about 10,000 more will be reaching that milestone every day during the next two decades.   HR professionals should be examining whether their organizations can afford to lose that reservoir of talented, experienced older workers in such a short time span. 

    This program will look at lessons to be learned from recent research, including the 2012 SHRM-AARP Strategic Workforce Planning Poll, as well as best practices by organizations honored with AARP’s 2011 Best Employers for Workers over 50 Award.  It will also look at key HR strategies that should be integrated into an overall talent management program for today’s multi-generational workforce.  

    You will participate in an important facilitated question and answer session led by representatives from Mongtomery College and AARP.  Think about the following questions and come prepared to participate!

    1. What are some perceived benefits to hiring 50+ workers?
    2. What are some benefits to pairing 50+ employees with less experienced employees?
    3. People 50+ are of a generation that paved the way for work as it is known today. What types of work related innovations can you think of from the last 30 years?
    4. What are some of the best ways to motivate a 50+ worker
    5.  What are some qualities that 50+ workers have?
    6. In your workplace, what do you find is the biggest challenge with regards to generational differences?

    About Eric Peterson

    As Manager of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives, Eric works directly with the Director of Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives to position SHRM as a leader in the diversity management and inclusion field. He acts as a thought leader, champion, and project lead in the design and implementation of innovative diversity strategies. Additionally, Eric works with SHRM Staff to effectively respond to member inquiries regarding the SHRM Diversity Initiative; manage selected partnerships and alliances established by SHRM; and represent SHRM in interactions with external diversity-related organizations.

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