Keren Smedley and Helen Whitten's Age Matters provides a comprehensive, innovative and positive approach to recent changes in the regulations and in demography. The authors explain the advantages and disadvantages of the 2006 legislation and its effect on current retirement practices. Packed with statistics and perspectives on the ageing workforce (in the UK, EU and countries around the world), the book includes practical advice, models, exercises and training activities to help establish an appropriate response for your organisation. It is those organisations who can look beyond the legislation to manage the value in their older workforce that will thrive. Use this book to understand the implications of demographic change and the employment law issues it raises; to help older employees identify, articulate and adapt to new ways of working; to enable both older and younger employees to work across the generations; and to build an age-inclusive culture. Covering virtually every human resources issue related to the ageing employment pool, this is a must-have resource for anyone involved in human resources, employment planning, organisational development and training.
Contents: Introduction; Section One Age Discrimination and its context: Age Discrimination The next diversity issue; The Age Discrimination Regulations 2006; Demographic changes; Understanding your older workforce; Section Two Managing and Motivating the Older Worker: Changing attitudes and stereotypes; People management; Managing continuous change; Health and wellbeing; Section Three Practical Steps to Achieving an Age-Inclusive Culture: Recruiting and selecting older workers; Performance management; Lifelong learning; Leadership, promotion, career development and succession planning; Intergenerational working; New ways of working; Retirement, pensions and employment issues; Section Four Training and Implementation: Awareness-raising Session: influencing senior management; Awareness-raising session: cascading awareness on age discrimination throughout the organization; Implementation: one-day training programme to introduce age-inclusive working practices into your organization; Implementation: two-day programme to introduce age-inclusive working practices into your organization; Monitoring and evaluating progress; Conclusion.; Bibliography; Index.