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Canada: 'New workplace order' looms as boomers head to retirement

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Tue Mar 09 2010

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The Canadian workforce is the most culturally diverse and dynamic in the world. There is much to be gained by utilizing everyone to their full potential, but the blinding speed with which the workplace is changing requires flexibility on the part of employers.

The looming retirement of the baby boomer generation is a key development. With more than a third of the entire labour force preparing to retire over the next two decades or so, this represents one of the most significant shifts in the workplace seen in the last half-century. Employers will be faced with labour force growth that will slow to a crawl and they will need to find new and innovative ways of utilizing Canada's current labour pool.

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For more information on generations and diversity in the workplace, consider attending the session Relevant Diversity Dimensions Levels for More Effect D&I Management at the ASTD 2010 International Conference and Exposition!

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