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The Aging Workforce : Realities, Myths, and Implications for Organizations - Jerry W. Hedge

The Aging Workforce

Realities, Myths, and Implications for Organizations

Hardcover Published: 1st September 2005
ISBN: 9781591473190
Number Of Pages: 248

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The Aging Workforce examines the changing demographics of the workforce, and their impact on the world of work. The numbers and proportions of older individuals in the U.S. population are increasing. Most organizations are ill-prepared to meet the challenges associated with older workers, and little research has addressed the development and implementation of effective human resource management practices for an aging workforce. The ""graying of America"" requires that we give more attention to both the problems and potential of an older workforce. Consequently, the book focuses on issues related to work life and aging. Topics include: age stereotyping (and employment discrimination); the impact of aging on cognitive performance, job performance, job attitudes, and motivation; the evolving concept of retirement, and what these issues mean for organizational human resource management policies and procedures. Without being particularly academic, the book provides a ""state-of-the-science"" perspective on what we know about issues related to the older worker, thus providing a foundation for confronting the challenges facing the workforce of the future. ""The Aging Workforce"" pulls together research findings relevant to individual older worker performance and motivations, as well as offers discussion related to how best to manage the older worker.

The graying of the workforcep. 7
Age stereotyping and age discriminationp. 27
Physical capabilities, cognitive abilities, and job performancep. 49
Age, attitudes, personality, and successful agingp. 63
Older workers, employment patterns, and the nature of workp. 79
Older workers and human resource management policies and practicesp. 99
Organizational strategies for attracting, utilizing, and retaining older workersp. 115
Training, performance management, and career managementp. 137
A look back and a look toward the futurep. 155
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ISBN: 9781591473190
ISBN-10: 1591473195
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 248
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47