Media Advisory - Hear full results of HRPA 2008 Workforce Planning survey: 'Employers remain unprepared for exodus of retiring boomers'



    
    HRPA, management experts will present findings during invitation-only
    executive forum at Canoe Restaurant in Toronto
    

    TORONTO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - Canadian employers face retirement levels of 20%
or more over the next five years but most admit that they are not fully
prepared to deal with critical changes that loom for Canada's workforce. The
HRPA 2008 Survey on the readiness of Canadian businesses for the coming wave
of retirement -- titled Are Canadian firms prepared for the boomer exodus from
the workforce? -- was conducted by the Human Resources Professionals
Association in partnership with retirement lifestyle consultants Life's Next
Steps. Full results, and analysis of what they mean for employers, are being
presented by HRPA and LNS.

    WHAT: An executive breakfast forum in which full results of the survey
are being presented with expert analysis. Be our guest for an exclusive first
look at an important HRPA survey on how Canadian employers are viewing the
mass boomer retirement ahead. Unprecedented numbers of employees will be
retiring in the coming years and the impact will be felt by every
organization.

    
    WHEN:  TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2008: BREAKFAST 7.30-8 a.m.; PRESENTATION 8-9
           a.m.

    WHERE: CANOE RESTAURANT, 54th Floor, TD Tower, Toronto

    WHO:   Presented by Claude Balthazard, Ph.D., HRPA Director - HR
           Excellence, and Chris Armstrong, CEO Life's Next Steps (formerly
           EVP of TD Ameritrade and CMO of TD Bank Financial Group).
    

    MEDIA ARE INVITED TO ATTEND AND INTERVIEW SPEAKERS. KINDLY RSVP.

    About the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA)

    The Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA) is Canada's HR
thought leader, with over 17,000 members in 28 chapters in Ontario and other
locations across Canada and around the world. HRPA is internationally
recognized for its knowledge, innovation and leadership. More information on
the HRPA is available at www.hrpa.ca/hrpa online.

    About Life's Next Steps

    Life's Next Steps workshops were created in response to the scarcity of
information and programs dealing with the life changes facing all members of
the Baby Boom Generation. Life's Next Steps focuses on how the "whole person"
can remain productive, engaged and happy for many more years. For more
information and workshop details, please visit www.lifesnextsteps.com online.





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