Boomer Brain Drain: Not Gonna Happen


Maren Hogan sent me a link to a website called Boomer Advisor. Specifically, she wanted her Twitter network to read an article called Companies Must Work to Avoid Boomer Brain Drain.

Ugh. The article is disturbing for a variety of reasons — the least of which is because it’s about Baby Boomers. I’m disturbed because the author went out of his (or her) way to tell me that the Baby Boomers are never gonna let us go. They’re gonna hold us in their arms forever. They’re gonna try to make up for the times they hurt us so.

“The looming retirement of Boomers has captured the attention of business leaders who are concerned about retaining the expertise of their most tenured employees,” says Max Messmer, chairman and CEO of Robert Half International and author of Human Resources Kit For Dummies. “Fortunately, many Boomers are considering working past the traditional retirement age to stay active and continue earning.”

Very simply, I’m frightened by the na

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