Critical issues in managing age diversity in Australia

Murray, Peter A. and Syed, Jawad (2005) Critical issues in managing age diversity in Australia. Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 43 (2). pp. 210-224. ISSN 1038-4111

Abstract

This paper explores and discusses a number of factors related to critical issues in ageing. First, it explores age-based discriminatory practices found in labour management policies which are outdated and fail to reflect a range of changing demographics and social trends. Second, the paper examines several contextspecific issues in HR policies that inadequately reflect recent trends in ageing. Several solutions are proposed, not least changes in job design factors that might account for the differences between younger and older groups. A poor match between the current realities facing mature workers on the one hand and inadequate organisational policies on the other underpins much of the discussion.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Depositing User: Assoc Prof Peter Murray
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - No Department
Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2011 04:42
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2013 00:07
Uncontrolled Keywords: ageing, discouraged workers, participation, structures
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 16 Studies in Human Society > 1603 Demography > 160399 Demography not elsewhere classified
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150399 Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940599 Work and Institutional Development not elsewhere classified
C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9405 Work and Institutional Development > 940501 Employment Patterns and Change
Identification Number or DOI: doi: 10.1177/1038411105055059
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/9064

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