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The aging workforce: realities, myths, and implications for organizations

By: Hedge, Jerry W.
Contributor(s): Borman, Walter C [Co-author] | Lammlein, Steven E [Co-author].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Washington, DC American Psychological Association 2006Description: v, 203 p.: ill. Includes bibliographical references and index.ISBN: 9781591473190.Subject(s): Age and employment | Older people - Employment | Middle-aged personsDDC classification: 658.300846 Summary: The Aging Workforce examines the changing demographics of the workforce and its 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 working life and aging. Topics include: 1. age stereotyping (and employment discrimination) 2. the impact of aging on cognitive performance, job performance, job attitudes, and motivation 3. the evolving concept of retirement, and 4. 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. https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4316062
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Graying of the Workforce
Chapter 2: Age Stereotyping and Age Discrimination
Chapter 3: Physical Capabilities, Cognitive Capabilities, and Job Performance
Chapter 4: Age, Attitudes, Personality, and Successful Aging
Chapter 5: Older Workers, Employment Patterns, and the Nature of Work
Chapter 6: Older Workers and Human Resource Management Policies and Practices
Chapter 7: Organizational Strategies for Attracting, Utilizing, and Retaining Older Workers
Chapter 8: Training, Performance Management, and Career Management
Chapter 9: A Look Back and a Look Toward the Future
References
Index

The Aging Workforce examines the changing demographics of the workforce and its 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 working life and aging. Topics include:
1. age stereotyping (and employment discrimination)
2. the impact of aging on cognitive performance, job performance, job attitudes, and motivation
3. the evolving concept of retirement, and
4. 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.

https://www.apa.org/pubs/books/4316062

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