Mature Workforce Resources

We’ve compiled a collection of reports, publications and videos about the mature workforce. Discover company best practices, labor trends and data and other research around aging and the workforce.

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Subject-matter experts from across the Midwest presented at Responding to a Maturing Workforce: An Employer Summit to address factors and solutions around succession planning and the aging workforce.

Where to Start:  Overview of the Work Environment by Karen Dettinger of Dettinger Consulting, LLC (PDF 1.7MB)
I Thought We Weren’t Supposed to Talk about Age: Legal Implications by Linda Harfst of Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP and Amy Tutwiler of Bell & Moore & Richter S.C. (PDF 76KB)
Employer Case Study by Marla Rybowiak of The Employer Group (PDF 950KB)
Opportunities for Mature Workers in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) World: A Primer by Frederick Bounds of LMC Insurance (PDF 1.6MB)
Why People Work by Katherine Sanders, Ph.D. of Sanders Consulting, LLC (PDF 200KB)
Maximizing the Benefits and Minimizing the Risks of a Maturing Workforce by Steve Arndt of Exponent, Inc. (PDF 9.1MB)[/tab_item]

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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people 50 and older improve the quality of their lives.

AARP resources for mature workers, including a list of best employers for workers over 50

Staying Ahead of the Curve: Employer Best Practices for Mature Workers

AARP Survey: 70 Percent of Older Workers Plan to Work Into Retirement

Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL)

CAEL is a leader in linking learning and work. We are experts in adult learning, adult and continuing education, workforce development, education and training.

How We Help Older Workers

New Approaches for Supporting the Mature Worker (PDF)

Reasons and Strategies for Employers to Hire Mature Workers (PDF)

Mature Talent Policies for a 21st Century Workplace (PDF)

The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College

The Sloan Center has designed publications, virtual forums, seminars and workshops, e-communications and online resources as vehicles for sharing high quality information and stimulating discourse about the experiences of today’s multi-generational workforce.

Sloan Center Home

Aging Today: Encore Careers and Bridge Jobs (PDF)

Business Strategies for the Age-Diverse Workforce (PDF)

Talent Management Study (PDF)

United States Senate Special Committee on Aging

Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans.

Report on the Aging of the American Workforce (PDF)

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Institute on Aging

The Institute on Aging works to enhance the well-being of older North Carolinians through statewide collaboration in research, education, and public service.

Strategies to Employ and Retain Older Workers (PDF)

Other Resources

Employer Strategies for Responding to an Aging Workforce – Department of Labor (PDF)

Managing the Maturing Workforce – Society for Human Resource Management

Encore Entrepreneurs Find Plenty of Support for Starting a Business After 50 – Wisconsin State Journal

Rising Longevity and its Implications for Business – The Economist (PDF)




Employer Best Practice Videos

Employers in Wisconsin share their practices on how they recruit, retain and reengage their mature workforce as part of the final workshop in the 2013 Mature Workforce Campaign workshop series sponsored by the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin.