Many baby boomers plan to work past the traditional retirement age of 65, but the next five years or so will see huge numbers of this generation leaving the workforce.

Between now and then, the Society for Human Resource Management and the SHRM Foundation will work on a project aimed at highlighting the value of older workers and identifying best practices for retaining and employing an aging workforce.

The effort, announced Tuesday, comes at a time when many HR professionals already report difficulty hiring skilled workers.

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