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July 5, 2007

Strategic Recruiting 3: Workforce Planning
 The goal of workforce planning is to adequately predict the hiring, training and retention requirements of an organization.

 Workforce planning can seem so complicated that it never gets done. Visionary systems suggest that a combination of scenario planning and deep skills assessment can lead to a decision-making framework. I favor the back of the envelope school of thinking. That is, some level of planning is far superior to none at all.   (Read More)

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ZoomInfo, a business information search engine that indexes the Business Web to quickly find information about industries, companies, people and jobs, today released its inaugural ZoomInfo InSite Report, "Gender in the Executive Suite." This ZoomInfo InSite Report provides a quantitative view of gender roles in business leadership positions across multiple industries. The full ZoomInfo InSite report is available online and as a download at

Authoria, Inc., the leader in integrated talent management (ITM) solutions, today announced that it has received a "Positive" rating in Gartner's "MarketScope for Employee Performance Management Software, 2007."1 Authoria was one of 28 vendors evaluated in the report., the specialist job site for search engine related jobs and careers, is pleased to announce that it has been featured in WEDDLE's 2007/8 Guide to Employment Web Sites. More than 3,000 sites were reviewed, with only 350 sites selected for final inclusion in the Guide.

Deck Chairs:
Workscape, a provider of outsourced benefits management solutions, has promoted Bill Bergen to the position of senior vice president and CEO. …

Deep Release:
Baby-Boom Superwomen Across America Redefine Retirement With 60 as the new 40, 3.4 million baby boomers are beginning the countdown to retirement. Approximately four million baby-boom superwomen born between 1946-1950 are poised for retirement with their boom-generation husbands. In her new book, Retired with Husband: Superwoman's New Challenge (VanderWyk & Burnham, September 2006), Mary Louise Floyd, a retired educator, says that superwomen are the force that will lead the nation's largest generation into a redefinition of retirement, set the pace for future generations and add a new chapter to human history.

    - Baby boomers represent almost 27% of the U.S. population (MetLife Mature Market Institute Analysis, Population Projections Program, U.S. Census Bureau, 2000)

    - Kenneth Manton, a Duke University demographer, estimates younger boomers will stay active for 16 years after age 65. That compares to nine years when the Social Security system began in 1935.

    - George Bush, Cher, Bill Clinton, Dolly Parton, Donald Trump, Sylvester Stallone, Diane Keaton, Suzanne Somers, Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Buffet are all turning 60 in 2006 – part of the first wave of the 78-million strong baby boomers to enter their senior years (Associated Press)
Using corporate restructuring strategy right out of the workplace boomers are retiring from, Floyd provides a vision statement, goals and objectives for making lifestyle changes that lead boomer couples to an unprecedented second adulthood.

One challenge current retirees face is the first-wave of boomers being labeled the me-generation. Guided by Superwoman's blueprint and her generation's core values that embrace change and accept accountability, these couples in "partnership marriages" will re-label their me-generation to re-generation.

Floyd can discuss:
  • What is a baby-boom superwoman?
  • The ‘Gray Divorce' phenomenon
  • The challenges superwomen face with their retired husbands, and the strategies to overcome them
  • Steps to establishing long-term goals, and how to achieve them
  • Her own experiences as a baby-boom superwoman
About The Author
Mary Louise Floyd is a retired educator (MAT and EdS degrees), member of Smithsonian National Faculty, civically active, empty-nested mother, living with retired corporate-attorney husband in Atlanta, GA. This release is downloadable from

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Survey Says:
The Castleton Group Announces "Older and Wiser" Survey Results Jay McLamb, chief operating officer of The Castleton Group, a full-service professional employer organization (PEO) specializing in human resources outsourcing, has announced the results of "Older and Wiser," a survey the firm participated in, conducted by the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO) in February. Almost 400 PEO clients, most of them with less than 50 employees, participated in the survey which provided data on retirement-related issues and gained positive exposure for the human resources industry.

Survey results include:
    - One fifth of the 390 small businesses surveyed said their older workers are staying on past age 65. More than one third are still working because they cannot afford to retire.

    - Twice that many businesses surveyed said their employees were working past 65 because they liked working or enjoyed the extra income.

    - Sixteen percent of the companies that responded said employees between the ages of 60 and 64 made up 5 percent or more of their workforce.

    - Three quarters of the 390 companies surveyed, reported having a 401(k) plan.

    - Fewer than 2 percent had a phased retirement plan, which is a relatively recent innovation letting older workers reduce their hours while starting to draw on a pension.

    - Eighteen percent of companies surveyed said their workers were delaying retirement beyond age 65.
NAPEO is the largest trade association representing more than 370 professional employer organizations nationwide. To learn more about survey results, visit

"The Castleton Group is proud to have been a participant in the National Association of Professional Employer Organizations' ‘Older and Wiser' survey," said McLamb. "The survey was a great way for the human resources industry to gain positive exposure, and it provided valuable information on retirement-related issues."

About National Association of Professional Employer Organizations:
The National Association of Professional Employer Organizations (NAPEO), is the recognized "Voice of the PEO Industry®." NAPEO has more than 370 PEO members found in all 50 states, representing more than 70 percent of the revenues of the $51 billion PEO industry. PEOs enable clients to cost-effectively outsource the management of human resources, employee benefits, payroll and workers' compensation. PEO clients focus on their core competencies to maintain and grow their bottom line. To learn more about the PEO industry and how PEOs contribute to small businesses' success, visit the NAPEO Web site at

About The Castleton Group:
The Castleton Group is a full service Professional Employer Organization specializing in human resources outsourcing. As the sister company of The Executive Staffing Group, The Castleton Group provides human resources administration, regulatory compliance management, human capital management, risk assessment, benefits administration, customized training and payroll outsourcing. The Castleton Group works with business owners to improve profitability by increasing employee productivity, leverage technology to reduce time spent on employee administration, reduce employment liability, and reduce labor costs. The firm, with offices in Raleigh and Cincinnati, Ohio, is committed to excellence in human resources management and is considered one of the top PEO's in the nation. In 2005, The Castleton Group was recognized among the 50 fastest growing private companies in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal. For more information please call 1-800-851-8158 or visit the Web site at

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