The Real Talent Debate

Will Aging Boomers Deplete the Workforce?


WorldatWork, Corporate Voices for Working Families and Buck Consultants conducted an Internet-based survey to evaluate the impact of an aging workforce on the American marketplace. Four hundred eighty-seven organizations contributed to the survey database, representing a broad cross-section of the domestic business landscape. Approximately 64 percent of the responses came from companies with 1,000 employees or more, with 20 percent of the companies surveyed reporting at least 20,000 employees.

Survey Results

Significance of Aging Workforce

Participants reported where they believed their organization’s top leadership falls in the debate about the significance of the aging workforce. More than 40% of the respondents believe aging of workforce to be a highly significant risk.

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