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For CIOs

The Baby Boomer Retirement Crisis Is A Looming Corporate Threat

June 29, 2007

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  • By Phil Murphy
  • with Alex Cullen,
  • Samuel Bright,
  • Bo Belanger

Why Read This Report

The coming surge in the retirement of workers born into the Baby Boomer generation represents a significant risk to private-sector and public-sector organizations that cannot be ignored. The problem affects many occupations, but it varies widely by geography, occupation, and gender. CIOs should ensure that their peers on the executive management team take action to mitigate the threat and retain the intellectual property stored in the heads of all staff, before it retires along with its owners.

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Table of Contents

  • Defining Boomers And The Boom
  • Boomer Retirements Are A Corporate Threat
  • Recognize The Threat And Designate Ownership Of A Coordinated Response

  • Treat This Problem As A Corporate Threat

  • The Threat Will Increase Recruitment Competition
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents