“We have about 30% of our workforce retiring in the next five years!” my client said with panic in her voice. Her panic is well-grounded. In fact, it’s a cry that reflects a disturbing statistic: 10,000 people are retiring every day, and will continue to do so until 2019. And they’re taking their knowledge with them.
You may have noticed that the average age of the workforce has shifted dramatically recently. It’s getting younger. You may also have noticed that older generations of workers are also shifting: they’re aging out and retiring. Shift happens. Change is inevitable. It’s a part of life. It’s even necessary.