Type of Content: News
Subtype: Newspaper or Magazine Article
Resource Title: How to Keep Baby Boomer Workers Happy
Publication Title: Human Resource Executive
Publish Date: November 4, 2019
Experts advise companies to look at their older workers not just with the narrow goal of avoiding ageism lawsuits but with the more ambitious goal of understanding how their over-40 employees want to contribute. They urge taking advantage of their wisdom and experience, within the company but also in dealing with life’s slings and arrows.
Cal Halversen, who studies later-life employment as an assistant professor at Boston College’s School of Social Work, says studies suggesting that workplace performance diminishes for older workers should be reexamined “to ask whether that’s because of age or whether opportunities to be productive have not been given to them.”