The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College has received its second major grant in the amount of $3.5 Million from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. With this new grant, the Center will leverage its extensive network of workplace managers and scholars to gain new insights about the employment experiences of the 21st century multi-generational workforce. "Our dual impact agenda has allowed us to develop on-going relationships with employers, and has made it possible for the Center to receive their guidance and input," explains Center Director and GSSW Associate Professor Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes. "Our employer-engaged research offers a unique and important approach to organizational studies that can have impact on human resource practice, and gives us credibility with the media, policy-makers, and business leaders."
The Center has been widely recognized as one of the few university-based research centers studying aging and work that have been successful in traversing the two worlds of the workplace and academia. Established in 2005 the Center has focused on three primary issues: the aging of the U.S. workforce, the employment preferences of older workers including their desire for flexible work options, and employer responses to these emerging trends. For more information visit the Sloan Center on Aging & Work.