Brotherhood of St Laurence

Organizational, adaptation and human resource needs for an ageing population /

By: Seike, Atsushi | Brotherhood of St Laurence
Contributor(s): Biggs, Simon | Sargent, Leisa
Publisher: Geneva, SwitzerlandGlobal population ageing : peril or promise? by Global Agenda Council on Ageing Society. Chapter 9 2012Description: PDFSubject(s): Age And Employment | Human Resource Management | Employment Government Policy | Population Research | Organisational Change | Population GrowthOnline Resources: Electronic copy
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Indexed chapter 9 By Simon Biggs, Brotherhood of St Laurence

Organizational adaptation will be a key element in achieving the human resource needs for a world with fewer younger workers and greater numbers of older workers. Where older people continue working, it can create a virtuous circle for public policy, whereby individuals continue to pay taxes while not drawing down on benefits systems. However these policies are often perceived to be politically difficult and resulting in forced work or work-continuation under insecure conditions. The advantages of actively attracting mature-age workers are quickly becoming apparent to individual enterprises. Polices that emphasize the 'carrot' of age-friendly working environments mean they are better placed to both retain and attract mature workers and achieve wider age diversity. This can be done by focusing on mechanisms that proactively engage with an age-diverse workforce from wellbeing promotion, continuous learning and flexible work practices. Such mezzo-level initiatives are often overshadowed by macro attempts to engineer participation by removing incentives not to work, but may be equally if not a more effective cultural adaptation to an ageing society.

Organizational Adaptation and Human Resource Needs for an Aging Population_chpt 9.pdf


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