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2011 News Archive

Mary Catherine Bateson, Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Receives the Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Change and Positive Aging from Fielding Graduate University

9 December 2011—Writer and cultural anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson is slated to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award in Social Change and Positive Aging from Fielding Graduate University.

Inside E Street, AARP interview with Kevin Cahill

7 December 2011—Sloan Center Research Economist, Kevin Cahill, is being interviewed by AARP on Inside E Street

Older Workers Are Most Engaged, Committed, and Satisfied with Their Jobs — Generations of Talent Study

1 December 2011—A new research study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College examines work experiences of employees, finding that those 40 years old and older are the most engaged and demonstrate the highest level of organizational commitment, and that those 50 years old and older are the most satisfied with their jobs.

Talent Management Responses to the Aging Workforce: The Case of American Employers

18 November 2011—Stephen Sweet, Sloan Research Fellow, will present findings from the Talent Management Study at the Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston (Nov 18-22). More »

Symposium: Cross-National Variation in Work Outcomes amongst Older Adults: The Generations of Talent Study

18 November 2011—On November 21, Researchers from the Sloan Center will present a series of papers based on the Generations of Talent Study (GOT) at the Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston (Nov 18-22). More »

Symposium "Older Workers in an Aging Workforce: A Global Perspective”

16 November 2011—On November 19, Dr. Allan Morgan, Sloan Center Research Fellow, will facilitate a discussion at the Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston (Nov 18-22).  More »

Perceptions of Age Discrimination in the Workplace

14 November 2011—Jacquelyn James, Research Director at the Center, will present findings from a workplace-based study of over 6,000 employees at the Gerontological Society of America’s 64th Annual Scientific Meeting in Boston (Nov 18-22).

Mary Catherine Bateson, Visiting Scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work

7 November 2011—Lecture Series by Mary Catherine Bateson, Part 5: November 8th “Connecting across Cultures” Understanding across cultural, racial, and ethical differences…….

Creating Positive Experiences as We Age

4 November 2011—Jacquelyn James, Research Director at the Center, will speak to the Boston College Alumnae Association in New York City, for a conference, Refining the Journey (Nov 7).

Enhancement to the Aging & Work Literature Database

2 November 2011—The Sloan Center’s unique resource provides a “first-stop” for locating reports and journal articles about the multi-generational workplace in the US and around the world

Aging Means Business: Design for a New Age

19 October 2011—The Sloan Center on Aging & Work is partnering with the Gerontological Society of America to support the 2011 Aging Means Business meeting. (Friday, November 18th, 2011).

Roundtable Phone Call for the Center’s Research Fellows

14 October 2011—Christina Costa, Senior Research Associate at the Center, along with Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Jackie James convened the first roundtable phone call for the Center’s research fellows (October 11).

How Top Companies Are Acting on Predictions And Trends

12 October 2011—Samantha Greenfield, our employer engagement specialist will present at Working Mother’s WorkLife Conference ...

Optimizing the long future of aging: Engaged as We Age

11 October 2011—Over the last few weeks, Jacquelyn James, director of research at the Center has given variations of a presentation, “Optimizing the long future of aging: Engaged as We Age” ...

Learning About Retirement Research Across the Globe: A Visit From South Korea

5 October 2011—The Sloan Center hosted research colleagues from Samsung Life Insurance: Retirement Research Center, South Korea: Jae Hyung Cha, Chief Research Fellow, Jaeryong Woo, Vice President and Yun Soo Cho, Research Fellow.

Sloan Foundation Awards Center on Aging & Work $2.7M to Study Effects of Time and Place Management on Business Bottom Line

23 June 2011—Center to gather evidence of business-relevant outcomes associated managing when and where work gets done.

Stimulating Innovation in Time and Place Management

31 May 2011—Center to Connect Flexible Work Arrangements with Economic/Business Outcomes.

Skill Gaps Urging Employers to Think Beyond “Age”

29 April 2011—Considering an employee’s career stage and tenure may inform recruitment and retention … and to manage organizational knowledge.

Older Workers More Engaged Than Younger Employees

25 March 2011—Newly published study in the Journal of Organizational Behavior discusses job conditions to increase engagement

As Old as You Feel …

17 February 2011—Age is not just a number. It’s how others perceive you; it’s what you’ve experienced …

The Value of Multi-Generational Workplaces

8 January 2011—Younger/older worker collaboration can spark business innovation