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Learning and Development for a Multigenerational Workforce
Growing Talent Amongst Age Diverse Employees

ISBN 9780367264970
Published April 13, 2021 by Routledge
266 Pages 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

As the topic of age diversity in the workplace becomes increasingly important, this book is the first to show how organizations can provide learning and development opportunities and activities for a mixed generational workforce, and how to deal with the issues arising from such a strategy.

Going beyond the theory, the book uncovers how learning and development for a multigenerational workforce works in practice and provides case studies throughout.

Key themes include:

• how organizations can determine the learning and development needs of a multigenerational workforce, and the psychology of learning for different groups;

• how a strategy for learning and development for a mixed generation workforce can be established and delivered;

• the resource implications of this provision and how organisations dealing with them to ensure flexibility; and

• how the outcomes and impact of such provision can be measured.

With both research-based and practical content, the book is suitable for both Master’s level programmes in HRM and HRD, and for learning and development professionals.

Table of Contents

1. The Changing Nature of Human Resource Development   2. Factors Impacting on the Nature of Human Resource Development  3. The Growth of the Multigenerational Workforce  4. The Benefits and Challenges of Managing an Age Diverse Workforce   5. Age and Diversity – Some Legal Issues  6. Philosophy and Theories of Learning and Their Application  7. Developing a Learning and Development Strategy for an Age Diverse Workforce  8. Designing Learning and Development for an Age Diverse Workforce  9. Delivering Learning and Development Strategy for an Age Diverse Workforce  10. Some Final Thoughts


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Angela Mulvie is an experienced management consultant having run her own HR practice for over 25 years. Initially working in personnel and training management in the manufacturing and public sectors, she spent some of her early career in higher education in the university sector in the UK, teaching and researching in human resource management. Angela has published two books previously: The Value of Executive Coaching (2015) and Working with External Quality Standards and Awards: The Strategic Implications for Human Resource and Quality Management (2018).


"More than ever before, businesses around the world have a growing need for improved utilisation of their work force. In this book Angela provides useful and practical insights about working with aged diverse groups. This book is a useful tool for both human resource professionals and students."

Stavros Ioannou, CEO Grant Thornton Ltd. Cyprus

"Angela Mulvie provides a timely update and recommendations for learning and development solutions in today’s world of work. A practical guide for working with a diverse and a multigenerational workforce with suggestions to create learning and development opportunities and a foundation for life-long learning."

Karen Oliver, Managing Director, LHH Gulf, Dubai, UAE

"HR leaders of workforces and business, across generations, backgrounds, and cultures will need to sit up and take a breath. Angela has unpacked the areas of People and Culture (and backed it with data) that will be critical to the high-functioning business of the future."

Chicka Elloy, Head of Diversity, Inclusion and Employment Engagement, BCD Travel Ltd.