People icons in hexagons The top reskilling approaches are employee-directed learning and informal hands-on learning, though to ensure they retain talented workers, employers are also developing formal reskilling programs. (Image: Shutterstock)

Most people plan on working way past 65—and so HR leaders should consider stepping up their reskilling training programs to keep top talent at their own organization, according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends report.

“With 75 percent of employees intending to keep working past retirement age, and five generations working side-by-side, it has never been more important for businesses and society to think creatively about how to leverage experience workers,” the authors write.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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