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Managing A Mature Age Workforce

Part of 'Take Away Training' series

Media Type - DVD
Author - Eve Ash
Subject(s) - Management Skills

What is the impact of the decline of ‘baby boomers’ in workplaces? Learn why companies must retain these valuable workers.

 

Training Points:

 

Does age discrimination exist?

  • 50% of men over 45 years leaving jobs did so because of retrenchment, redundancy, mandatory retirement Average hiring age is shrinking
  • According to research: 50% od senior managers and HR managers believe older workers are less productive; 73% of workers over 55 years feel age is limiting their careers

       
Myths about mature age workers

  • Unreliable because of health problems
  • Less flexible
  • Not "attractive", eg. for reception work
  • More expensive to employ and insure
  • Have physical limitations, prone to injury
  • Less easy to "mould" to positions

       
Facts about mature age workers

  • Take less time off - many companies report drop in absenteeism rates after hiring older workers
  • Have fewer accidents per employee hour
  • Have better judgement and critical thinking ability - "have been around the block"
  • Higher productivity levels, more loyal than younger staff
  • More committed to excelling in their job
  • Over 55 year demographic has highest uptake of internet useage (IT is the only industry sector with a good balance of mature age and younger workers)

 
The advantages of having mature age workers

  • Balance young (naive?) enthusiasm with mature wisdom
  • Knowledge transfer as Gen X workers take up senior roles
  • Mature workers help maintain the "organisational memory"

 
Promoting a mature age workforce

  • Need better informed HR and line managers - challenging incorrect stereotypes, changing recruitment practices
  • Company-wide policies to encourage mature age workers - training programs; "eldercare" challenge; greater
  • flexibility
  • Be an employer of choice

- 10 Employability Attributes & Skills
- 10 Essential Interviewing Skills
- 10 Essential Reception Skills
- 10 Essentials For Successful Induction
- 10 Healthy Work Habits
- 10 Point Checklist Before Delivering Training
- 10 Point Checklist For Briefing A Consultant
- 10 Powerful Networking Skills
- 10 Steps to Flawless Appraisal Interviews
- 15 Ways to Handle Today's Stress
- 360ยบ Feedback
- 5 Steps To High Self Esteem
- 6 Essential Steps to Getting That New Job
- 6 Ways To Boost Your Career Prospects
- 6 Ways To Build Rapport
- 6 Ways To Increase Job Satisfaction
- 6 Ways to Manage Overload
- 6 Ways to Prevent Sloppy Work
- 6 Ways To Resolve Conflict
- 7 Key Sales Skills
- 7 Steps To Improving Communication
- 7 Ways to Handle a Difficult Boss
- 9 Essentials for Exit Interviews
- Adult Learning Principles
- Advanced Sales Techniques
- An Introduction to Business Ethics
- Art of Behavioural Interviewing, The
- Art of Questioning, The
- Balancing Work & Private Life
- Be Careful With Email
- Best Practice Workplace Checklist
- Business Etiquette
- Career Planning
- Changing Role of Managers, The
- Coaching
- Common Facilitation Mistakes
- Conducting Successful Discipline Interviews
- Conducting Training Activities
- Conflict Within Teams
- Consulting Skills For Professionals
- Controlling Meetings
- Coping With Change
- Coping With Retrenchment
- Counselling Poor Performers
- Dealing With Abusive & Threatening Calls
- Dealing With Difficult People
- Dealing with Manipulative People
- Dealing with the Unmotivated Employee
- Dealing with Trauma & Distress
- Decision Making In Groups
- Delegating & Prioritising
- Designing And Delivering A Training Session
- Developing A Training Plan
- Developing Assertiveness Skills
- Developing Emotional Competence
- Difficult Presentations Made Easy
- Eliminating Workplace Bullying
- Energy & Enthusiasm
- Essential Counselling Skills
- Evaluate Anything!
- Facilitation Skills
- Getting The Most Out Of Training
- Giving Personal Feedback
- Giving Up Bad Habits
- Going For A Job Interview
- Handling Complaints
- Handling the Difficult Customer
- How To Develop Your People
- How to Make a 5 Star Impression
- How to Manage & Motivate a Sales Team
- How To Mentor
- How To Sell A New Idea
- How to Survive Email Overload
- Increasing Motivation At Work
- Leadership
- Leading Group Discussions
- Learning From Mistakes
- Learning To Learn
- Listening
- Making Teams Work Brilliantly
- Manage Change Successfully
- Management Mastery Checklist
- Managing A Mature Age Workforce
- Managing Aggression in the Workplace
- Managing Boundaries
- Managing Performance
- Managing Upwards
- Men and Women Are Different
- Mentoring
- MMHRD Item Test 2
- Moving To E-Learning
- Negotiating with Suppliers
- New Supervisor, The
- Overcoming Harassment
- Overcoming Personal Barriers to Diversity
- Personal Goal Setting
- Positive Thinking
- Power Of Empathy, The
- Preparing For Your Appraisal
- Problem Solving & Initiative
- Project Management Success Factors
- Psychology of Saying Sorry, The
- Public Speaking With Confidence
- Reducing Absenteeism
- Regaining Control Of Your Day
- Sales & Service Turn-Offs
- Selection Techniques
- Self Empowerment
- Setting Agendas and Taking Minutes
- Spirit Of Service, The
- Staying Happy & Positive Throughout Life
- Stress Management
- Successful Thinking Habits
- Supervisory Styles
- Take Away Training Series
- Time Management
- Understanding & Dealing with Depression
- Understanding Body Language
- Understanding Group Dynamics

  • Length - 14 minutes
  • Pricing
    Price - INR 5,950
    Intl. Price - A$ 240.00
  • Additional Remark

    See 'Take Away Training' series for quantity pricing