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Over 50% of people say they are interested in working past the age of 65. We aren’t retiring to rocking chairs. We are healthier than we have ever been and have another 40 years ahead of us. KAA-Boomers take responsibility for continuously learning. Be involved, learn new things that will keep you valuable in the workplace or ready to take on a new challenge. Many KAA-Boomers are KAA-Booming into new entrepreneurial adventures based on their hobbies or previous work or reskilling to do something total new! What about you?

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Why is there a talent crisis?  Yes, people are retiring but there are younger employees ready to step into those vacating positions right?  Well, yes — and no. There’s a talent crisis because the majority of senior and mid-level roles in most organizations are occupied by individuals between 48 and 65 – the KAA-Boomers.  As [...]

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Over the past five or 10 years, millions of words have been written about the imminent departure of KAA-Boomers from the workforce and the talent crisis this will precipitate.  Yet some workplace experts are now saying there won’t be a talent crisis because there’s another enormous generation – Generation Y, the children of the KAA-Boomers [...]

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It’s not a faith in technology. It’s faith in people. — Steve Jobs Some lucky people are born with the right traits and personalities to be natural leaders. Their very behaviour and actions inspire others. But they’re few and far between. The rest of us need to learn how to lead teams successfully and have [...]

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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their maximum potential.” – Bob Nardelli CEO, Home Depot If you want help planning your financial future, you ask an accountant, your bank or a financial planner.  If you’re planning to renovate your house, you seek the advice of an experienced contractor.  If you’re planning an [...]

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If you’re a working KAA-Boomer (born between 1946 and 1964), you may have noticed that the people who are making significant business decisions are getting younger and younger. Many older job seekers now regularly find themselves being interviewed by recruiters or managers who are 20 years younger than they are – often the same age [...]

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While most older workers – especially the KAA-Boomer generation — have done an admirable job of embracing emerging technologies, replacing their VCRs for PVRs, their cell phones with the latest smartphones, and their PDAs with tablets, many have not. And that can be a problem in a workforce where the second largest generation in history [...]

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Gone are the days when job seekers simply searched the want ads in local and national newspapers and then typed up cover letters and resumes and popped them in the post.  Today’s job hunt requires some technical savvy – and an understanding of the pivotal role social media plays. Facebook – Keep it Closed!   [...]

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Baby boomers aren’t going anywhere anytime soon! A recent Harris/Decima poll found that 69% of Canadians plan to continue working after retirement age — some by financial necessity, but most by choice. Most baby boomers like to work and consider their professional accomplishments the defining factor of their lives. However, as they approach retirement, they [...]

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Whether you’re 20 or 60, looking for a new job can be intimidating and ego-deflating. You may think, “I’ve done the same job for 15 years…I can’t do anything else” or “I’ve been a stay-at-home mom. I don’t have any work skills.” Or even, “I’ve been in a blue-collar job since my 20s…I don’t have [...]

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