2010 News Archive
New Sloan Center on Aging & Work Web Resource Defines, Illustrates Benefits of Flexibility in the US
7 December 2010—Businesses, employees and society win with flexibility
16 November 2010—Improving search strategies and engaging in more training may enhance older job seekers’ outcomes
6 October 2010—Working in retirement may be a new life stage
1 October 2010—Workplace flexibility as cost saving recruitment/retention strategy
Organizational Culture Change, Energy Training, and Stress Reduction — Effective Global Responses to Employee Health Needs
23 September 2010—Customizing cultures of health can reduce costs and improve employee well-being and productivity
16 September 2010—Human resource strategy and age-related markets keys for further development
13 September 2010—Japanese corporate culture has been slower to develop strategic perspective
24 August 2010—Expanding health care need could provide numerous attractive jobs
13 July 2010—Brochure honored in largest awards program of its kind
22 June 2010—Retirement could affect applicant pool and cost of training new workers
20 May 2010—New analysis addresses older worker job satisfaction and the paradox of the content female worker
15 April 2010—Seeing Flexibility as Competitive Advantage is Critical
06 April 2010—Better mental and physical health linked to flexibility
29 March 2010—Pitt-Catsouphes among distinguished work life thought leaders to discuss workplace flexibility
26 March 2010—A Conversation with Jacquelyn B. James, Director of Research at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work
8 March 2010—State agencies need age-responsive training to confront heightened risk of talent loss (from Training + Development Magazine)
4 March 2010—Center Director Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes weighs in on UK government bid to abolish default retirement age of 65.
25 February 2010—Currently men (28%) and women (27%) aged 45+ make up more than a quarter of the total economically active population in the US according to recent studies of both developed and developing economies published by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work. Trends are similar in Japan, however, the trend in the US is more than twice the percentage of economically active in Australia, France, and India within the same age group.
25 February 2010—Are we coming to a point where we think that older adults who seek some supplemental resources or adjustments so that they can contribute are displaying a contagious strain of selfishness? Read David Brooks on “reverse generativity.”
15 February 2010— Organizations without union presence more likely to offer health insurance to all employees (46%) than those with (26%).
12 February 2010—Two women experience challenges of non-traditional life/career stages
1 February 2010—The multi-generational workforce gets a serious look for its work life emphasis and proactive recommendations for employee engagement.
28 January 2010—As many as 70% of American and 67% of British employers state that flexible hours are available for employees, compared with just 36% of French employers. Why the discrepancy?
25 January 2010—In a recent survey of state agencies by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, late-career employees were perceived most positively by state agencies with regard to having a strong work ethic (95%), being loyal to the agency (94%), and having low turnover rates (87%) in comparison to the early and mid-career employees. However, when looking at the state agencies’ perceptions of negative attributes of employees, late-career employees were perceived to be the most resistant to change (41%).
25 January 2010—Age perceptions affect both younger and older workers. The new age demographics of today’s workforce will continue to be challenging until we are able to set aside negative expectations that reflect stereotypes rather than abilities. Across the country, younger people and older people are trailblazing new territory with regard to age-related norms and expectations.
25 January, 2010—Even though most companies are aware of changing workplace and marketplace demographics, fewer than a third of U.S. firms have taken proactive steps to transform awareness into action, according to recent Center studies.
22 January 2010—With four generations now working side by side, and the aging of Baby Boomers, it's easy for employers to want to group employees and make assumption about age cohorts and what they want.
14 January 2010—Considering the larger social climate, there may be some tip-toeing around age, which is a short-sighted approach. Age is indeed a diversity issue, but one that connects to the basic foundations of organizational efficiency and success...