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What Older Workers Want, But Aren't Getting | Next Avenue

1 April 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director was mentioned on nextavenue.com.

There’s a new type of generation gap in America’s workplace.

I'm talking about the gap between what older workers want from their jobs and what their employers actually offer, according to Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College.

“It’s not enough to say we need to find jobs for older adults,” Pitt-Catsouphes told me. “They’re looking for quality jobs.”

The Older-Worker Gap

But when The Sloan Center asked employees age 50 and older at large companies about eight quality of employment measures in its Generations of Talent survey, it found an enormous gulf between what was important to them and brought job satisfaction and how well they felt employers were delivering....

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