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dc.contributor.convenorProfessor Jan Drukeren_AU
dc.contributor.authorColley, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPrice, Robinen_US
dc.contributor.editorn/aen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:34:44Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:34:44Z
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.date.modified2011-08-02T08:24:55Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/24040
dc.description.abstractAn ageing workforce is an issue faced by governments and employers in most western countries (OECD 2005). The generally accepted definition of an aged worker is someone aged 45 years and over (Brooke 2003). At the level of the organisation, a range of HR strategies are recommended to deal with an ageing workforce, including attracting younger workers and retaining ageing workers for longer. Recruiting younger workers changes the demographic structure of the workforce, and is not the focus of this paper. Here we identify potential strategies derived from the literature that could be adopted to retain an existing ageing workforce. We then examine a public sector organisation with an ageing workforce, to assess which strategies have been adopted and to begin to assess how effective these strategies are. We find that the case study organisation adopts many of the HR strategies suggested in the literature, but our preliminary findings suggest that these policies are unlikely to have a positive effect on the retention of ageing workers unless the employees are actively encouraged to use the policies.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNo data provideden_US
dc.publisher.placeCanterbury, UKen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.ugbs.org/weru/iera/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencename15th International Employment Relations Association Conferenceen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleProceedings of the Fifteenth International Employment Relations Association Conference, Canterbury Christchurch University, UK, July 2007en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2007-07-09en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2007-07-12en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationCanterbury UKen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Resources Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150305en_US
dc.titleAssessing HR Strategies for retaining an ageing workforceen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE2 - Conference Publications (Non HERDC Eligible)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Dept of Employment Relations and Human Resourcesen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2008 IERA. The attached file is posted here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher, for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. Use hypertext link to access the publisher's website.en_US
gro.date.issued2007
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gro.griffith.authorColley, Linda K.


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