Germany and its ‘Lack of Young Professionals’ – Status quo

Katrin picked up the topic of demographic change. In her article she argues that older employees can be of high value for companies. She also highlights the issue of a lack of young professionals. I want to focus on the discussion about shortage of young professionals in Germany. The goal is to bring some insight … Continue reading

Why should employers think about hiring or keeping older employees?

Well, first of all, as already mentioned in one of my earlier posts, demographic change forces them to. It is omnipresent in Germany as well as other industrialized countries and will create a lack of young qualified employees soon. But employers should also consider older employees because they have their advantages. “Experience is one of the … Continue reading

Another dimension: Age

So far, many posts in this blog were about women in leading positions, career obstacles and work-life balance. All of these topics belong to the gender aspect of diversity. Today I want to introduce another dimension: age. The demographic change and therefore aging society in Germany will be a strategic challenge for managers. They will … Continue reading