Working Conversations Episode 131:

The Great Unretirement

What if retirement wasn't the end of the road, but merely a stepping stone to the next chapter?

Today, something remarkable is happening in the world of work—25% of Americans aged 65 to 74 are blazing a trail back into the workforce.

But it's not just a U.S. phenomenon; it's a global trend called "The Great Unretirement," and it's happening everywhere from Canada and Germany to the United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Italy.

Why is this happening? The answers are as diverse as the people themselves.

From lower birth rates to the extended pursuit of education and a myriad of other factors, one thing is clear: the tight labor market is here to stay and more workers are needed. That means we need these seasoned professionals to rejoin the workforce now more than ever before.

In this episode, I unravel the mysteries of why individuals are coming out of retirement and what this trend means for industries, organizations, and the job market at large.

But it doesn't stop there. I also explore strategies for employers eager to tap into the wealth of experience these individuals bring to the table. Discover how you can attract, engage, and empower these seasoned workers as they embrace the next stage of their journey.

This episode isn't just for employers—it's for anyone pondering their retirement path. We'll dive deep into the evolving landscape of retirement and its impact on the traditional career trajectory. If you've ever considered your own retirement – even if it is far down the road,, this is your roadmap to redefine your retirement years.

Whether you're a professional seeking to leverage the wisdom of experienced individuals or someone rethinking their own retirement plans, this episode offers valuable insights and a fresh perspective on the ever-evolving world of work and retirement.

Listen and catch the full episode here or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can also watch it and replay it on my YouTube channel, JanelAndersonPhD.

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