Employers' policies for third age employment – the case for action and the rational for reaction

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620973
Title:
Employers' policies for third age employment – the case for action and the rational for reaction
Authors:
Harris, Lynette; Foster, Carley ( 0000-0003-2462-5155 ) ; Sempik, Anne
Abstract:
This paper reports on findings from a study which explores employers’ perceptions of the careers of those in third age employment and the extent to which these organisations have in place policies and practices to manage older worker careers. Drawing on interviews with UK HR managers and advisory bodies, the study finds that there was an absence of formal policies which addressed the career needs of older works despite employers being aware of the issue associated with an aging workforce. Instead employers responded to career related requests from older workers on an ad hoc basis as they felt that specific policies for this group of people would potentially create legal issues for the organisation. Employers also believed that the aged workforce had little impact on their business and as a result did not engage in collective dialogue with older workers about their requirements and instead made assumptions about their career needs.
Affiliation:
Nottingham Trent University
Citation:
HARRIS, L., FOSTER, C. and SEMPIK, A., 2011. Employers' policies for third age employment – the case for action and the rational for reaction. In: CIPD Centres' Conference 2011, Keele University, Keele, 22-24 June 2011.
Issue Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620731; http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620973
Additional Links:
http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/20077/
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Business Improvement

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dc.contributor.authorHarris, Lynetteen
dc.contributor.authorFoster, Carleyen
dc.contributor.authorSempik, Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-09T12:52:21Z-
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-22T16:38:01Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-22T16:38:01Z-
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationHARRIS, L., FOSTER, C. and SEMPIK, A., 2011. Employers' policies for third age employment – the case for action and the rational for reaction. In: CIPD Centres' Conference 2011, Keele University, Keele, 22-24 June 2011.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620731-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/620973-
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on findings from a study which explores employers’ perceptions of the careers of those in third age employment and the extent to which these organisations have in place policies and practices to manage older worker careers. Drawing on interviews with UK HR managers and advisory bodies, the study finds that there was an absence of formal policies which addressed the career needs of older works despite employers being aware of the issue associated with an aging workforce. Instead employers responded to career related requests from older workers on an ad hoc basis as they felt that specific policies for this group of people would potentially create legal issues for the organisation. Employers also believed that the aged workforce had little impact on their business and as a result did not engage in collective dialogue with older workers about their requirements and instead made assumptions about their career needs.en
dc.relation.urlhttp://irep.ntu.ac.uk/20077/en
dc.titleEmployers' policies for third age employment – the case for action and the rational for reactionen
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentNottingham Trent Universityen
dc.conference.date22-24 June 2011en
dc.conference.nameCIPD Centres' Conference 2011en
dc.conference.locationKeele University, Keeleen
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