Companies Face Intergenerational Conflicts with Personnel

HR Faces Intergenerational Conflicts with Personnel

Over the past 10 years, organizations have seen a sharp increase in the number of older Americans in the workplace as aging baby boomers continue to work instead of retiring – out of choice or due to economic reasons. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people aged 65 and older in the labor force (i.e., working or looking for work) soared from 4.2 million in 2000 to 6.7 million in 2010. As young people start careers and workers in mid-life and those in their 60s and beyond work together in greater numbers than ever, companies are faced with the challenge of contention in the workplace between these different generations who often approach their careers and how to do their jobs effectively very differently. Generational Conflicts on the Job The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) surveyed 400 randomly selected SHRM members in 2011 and found that conflicts …

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CDC Recognizes Digital Health Platforms for Diabetes Prevention

CDC Recognizes Digital Health Platforms for Diabetes Prevention

In the 21st century, people are increasingly familiar and comfortable with online communities and communicating via the internet. Now there is evidence a chronic health condition – type 2 diabetes – may be prevented with help from digital health platforms using virtual coaching and monitoring. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), diabetes in the US has reached epidemic proportions. Over 29 million Americans have the disease and the majority has type 2 diabetes. Previously called adult-onset diabetes, this form is associated with being overweight and sedentary and health experts say the condition can often be avoided with lifestyle changes. Successfully preventing many cases of type 2 diabetes would have enormous consequences, both for individuals and for the economy. The American Diabetes Association reports that the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes is $245 billion, including $176 billion in direct medical costs and $69 billion in reduced …

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