Financial security may be front of mind for workers who want to keep working past retirement age. But importantly for employees facing current and future talent gaps, money isn’t the only reason they want to stay employed.
Six in 10 of retirement-age workers in the U.S. say they’ve kept working because they are still healthy and able, according to a survey of more than 1,000 “employment extenders” (those working past traditional retirement age) released in February by the nonprofit Easterseals and Voya Financial program Voya Cares. More than half (56%) said they keep working because it gives them a sense of purpose; 58% are doing so to keep their minds active.
Unfortunately, because of age discrimination, even from retirement-age decision-makers, baby boomers in the U.S. remain an untapped generational talent pool, consultant Dethra Giles pointed out during an April talent conference hosted by the Society for Human Resources Management. READ MORE
By Laurel Kalser
Women in Life Science Denmark (WiLD) has announced the launch of its ‘Female Leadership Mentoring Program’ for women working in life sciences in Denmark – a year after it was founded. WiLD aims to inspire women in the Danish life science sector to reach for higher leadership roles by promoting female talent, through professional knowledge sharing and networking.
A 2023 study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology revealed that cultures where “follow your passion” is common career advice have greater gender disparities in academia and the workplace because women are more inclined to choose roles that align with traditionally feminine characteristics and interests.
Psychological safety at work? Depends on who you are and the environment your employer creates. Data from The Courage Collective suggests that on average, whereas 87% of White men feel safe voicing dissenting opinions at work, only 67% of Black women feel the same.