Engaging Retirees to Fill the Talent Gap

July 26, 2022

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Jul 26, 2022 2–3 p.m. Eastern


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This program sponsored by:
ASA Section-Professional-Managerial ASA Section-Office-Administrative

Who Should Attend

Staffing, and recruiting industry owners, principals, chief executive officers, and presidents; sales and business development managers and leaders; industry professionals


The Great Resignation has left staffing firms hurting for qualified, reliable talent to fill job orders. Simultaneously, the economic uncertainty of Covid-19, coupled with the rise of flexible and remote opportunities, has many retirees looking to re-enter the workforce.

AARP, which focuses on issues affecting people over 50, offers resources to help employers build age-inclusive workforces and commit to developing diverse organizations. In this webinar, Heather Tinsley-Fix of AARP, along with Crystal Blackwell and Tenera McPherson of Staffing One, will look at ways that staffing firms can tap into the overlooked candidate pool of retirees.

During this webinar, attendees will learn

  • How one staffing firm has leveraged retirees to fill contract roles, and how other firms can find and retain these candidates
  • How to be age-inclusive in your recruiting practices
  • Ways for staffing firms to get involved with AARP, such as through the Employer Pledge program, Employer Resource Center, and Job Board


Crystal BlackwellCrystal Blackwell

President and chief executive officer, Staffing One

Blackwell has served as vice president of a regional staffing firm based in Atlanta and an area manager for a New England-based national staffing firm. She has served as an officer for the ASA-affiliated chapters in Georgia, Massachusetts, and New York, and currently serves as vice chairman of the ASA professional–managerial section.



Tenera McPhersonTenera McPherson

Vice president, Staffing One

With nearly 30 years of experience in recruiting and training, McPherson has placed strong administrative, legal, and accounting candidates in the most sought-after positions in corporate America. She currently serves as chairman of the ASA office–administrative section, as well as an ASA mentor.



Heather Tinsley-FixHeather Tinsley-Fix

Senior advisor—employer engagement, AARP

Heather Tinsley-Fix serves as the Senior Advisor for Financial Resilience with AARP and is working to advance the value of older workers and increase their financial resilience. At AARP she works with employers and job seekers, external partners, and academics to provide thought leadership on the value of an age-diverse workforce and to shed light on promising age-inclusive practices.

This webinar qualifies for 1.0 hour of CE toward maintaining your ASA credential.

CE 1.0

This program is valid for 1.0 PDC for the SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®