Employers’ views of learning and training for an ageing workforce

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Abstract

This article questions how employers view and evaluate the role of learning and training for older workers in light of the increasing number of older workers in the labour market. Learning and training opportunities could be utilised to respond to the ‘extending working lives’ agenda, but interviews with employers suggest that this is not being done. A small number of human resource professionals, managing directors and owners were interviewed to determine what learning opportunities were offered to their older workers and how these workers’ experience could be utilised better. Respondents implicitly accepted that there were few learning opportunities for older workers and suggested that they expected this group of workers to take on additional roles in making learning and experience available to younger colleagues. Dichotomies in employers’ views emerged in that they differentiated between groups of workers and their need for skills, experience and the ‘right’ attitudes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)200-215
Number of pages16
JournalManagement Learning
Volume45
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014

Structured keywords

  • Ageing and the Life Course

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