The Older Worker Advantage: Making the Most of Our Aging Workforce

The Older Worker Advantage: Making the Most of Our Aging Workforce

by Gordon F. Shea, Adolf Haasen

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275987015
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2005
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gordon F. Shea is founder of Prime Systems Company, a training and human resources firm. He also teaches Communication Studies at the University of Maryland University College. With over thirty years of experience as a practicing supervisor, manager, and executive in government and private industry, he has published many articles and books on management, including Mentoring, Building Trust in the Workplace, The New Employee, and, with Adolf Haasen, A Better Place to Work and New Corporate Cultures That Motivate (Praeger, 2003).

Adolf Haasen is Managing Partner of A&R Associates, a human resources consulting firm. He gained extensive international experience as an executive for the German-based global pharmaceutical company, Merck. With Gordon Shea he is coauthor of A Better Place to Work and New Corporate Cultures That Motivate (Praeger, 2003).

What People are Saying About This

Ken Dychtwald

"Today's fast-growing cadre of 'older' employees, increasingly working well past traditional retirement age, is changing the makeup of our labor force and challenging conventional attitudes toward work. Gordon Shea and Adolf Haasen illuminate this phenomenon, dispelling common stereotypes of older workers and demonstrating the creative power of the multi-generational workplace. Brimming with examples of organizations that are creating opportunities for older workers, this book is essential reading for anyone—young and old alike—looking to keep pace with these dramatic changes."

Harvey L. Sterns

"The Older Worker Advantage captures the new view of what it means to be an effective, evolving, self-motivated older worker and presents managers with current information on how to use these talented older workers effectively. Approaches to organizational change with multi-generational workers and work teams, training, performance appraisal, and age-neutral policies, among other salient issues are presented. This is a useful guide for anyone managing or working with the aging workforce of the present and future."

Ken Dychtwald

"Today's fast-growing cadre of 'older' employees, increasingly working well past traditional retirement age, is changing the makeup of our labor force and challenging conventional attitudes toward work. Gordon Shea and Adolf Haasen illuminate this phenomenon, dispelling common stereotypes of older workers and demonstrating the creative power of the multi-generational workplace. Brimming with examples of organizations that are creating opportunities for older workers, this book is essential reading for anyone--young and old alike--looking to keep pace with these dramatic changes."

Ken Dychtwald, President and CEO, Age Wave, author of Age Power, Retire Retirement and The Power Years: A User's Guide to the Rest of Your Life

Harvey L. Sterns

"The Older Worker Advantage captures the new view of what it means to be an effective, evolving, self-motivated older worker and presents managers with current information on how to use these talented older workers effectively. Approaches to organizational change with multi-generational workers and work teams, training, performance appraisal, and age-neutral policies, among other salient issues are presented. This is a useful guide for anyone managing or working with the aging workforce of the present and future."

Harvey L. Sterns, Director, Institute for Life-Span, Development and Gerontology, Research Professor of Gerontology, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine

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