Canada’s leading expert on the Workforce Crisis
North America is in the midst of a massive demographic shift. Currenly 1 in 5 workers is on the brink of retirement. Soon that number will shift to 1 in 3.
Author and trainer Barbara Jaworski has a message for employers: Keep your boomers today or lose your shirt tomorrow.
The KAA-Booming Years
Passionate about issues facing older workers, Barbara goes beyond how the demographic shift impacts the workforce to examine its effect on families, society and the Boomers themselves.
To explain the period between working age and old age, Barbara coined the term “The KAA-Booming years.”
“The impact of changing child labour laws in the 20s resulting in a new period of life: The Teenage Years. In 2011, changes in labour law – this time regarding mandatory retirement age – has created another new period of life: The KAA-Booming Years.”
Spreading the Word
Barbara regularly speaks at conferences, seminars and industry events. A KAA-Boomer herself, she infuses an element of authenticity and humour in her presentations. “After all,” Barbara says. “We boomers have never accepted the status quo. We simply don’t know how to be boring!”
Barbara Jaworski is the executive director of the Workplace Institute, North America’s leading think tank on baby boomers in the workplace, and author two books on mature workers: KAA-Boom: How to Engage the 50-Plus Worker and Beat the Workforce Crisis; and Rebel Retirement: A KAA-Boomer’s Guide to Living and Creating an Explosive Second Act.
Barbara is also the founder of the Best Employers Award for 50-Plus Canadians that rewards trailblazing organizations that use innovative practices to attract, engage and retain their mature workers, and a former chair of the US-based World at Work Work-Life Innovation Excellence Award.
In addition to her keynote addresses, Barbara regularly appears in the media speaking on behalf of boomers and the organizations that hire boomers, and is recognized as the nation’s leading expert on baby boomers in the workplace.
- KAA-Boom! Don’t let the exploding workforce crisis implode your bottom line
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- Tempest. How to weather the perfect storm of four generations working together for the first time in history
Barbara Jaworski is author of KAA-Boom: How to Engage the 50-Plus Worker and Beat the Workforce Crisis, a step by step guide for companies about building a workplace strategy, and Rebel Retirement: A KAA-Boomer’s Guide to Living and Creating an Explosive Second Act target to individual baby boomers who want to change their lives.