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Now that hiring is picking up it’s time to re-evaluate your talent strategy, likely designed in the days when employers had an overabundance of supply. According to Pew Research Center, starting in 2011 and continuing for 19 years, 10,000 Baby Boomers a day in the U.S. will turn 65, and the much smaller Gen X population is not big enough to fill their shoes. Attracting and retaining the best of talent through responding to their unique needs and requirements is one big step in having the talent you need for the future.

Do women want things different than men? Are generational needs different? At work, the answer is complicated. There are significant differences by gender and age in what both job candidates and existing employees expect, according to Success Factors’ international survey, “2012 HR Beat: A Survey of the Pulse of Today’s Global Workforce”. The results, from more than 1,500 HR professionals, identify what matters most to employees and job candidates across age, geography and gender.

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