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    Managing the Aging Workforce

    22 Pages | 5,839 Words
    Beth Bertelsen, MBA (#108863)

    This e-Book describes the management of aging workers in an organization. First, it covers current and projected demographic information and the reasons behind the current aging of the labor force. Then, it describes the characteristics of the baby boom generation and physical and cognitive changes commonly associated with aging. Next, it discusses management of the older worker within the workplace, including strategies for adapting to physical and/or cognitive changes, issues common to the baby boom generation, motivation, communication, and building on strengths while compensating for weaknesses. It also considers the positive contributions that result from an older worker?s experiences, thought processes, values, and flexibility. This book is ideal for any college-level course of study and for managers, human resource professionals, and others who are involved in managing an older worker or is contemplating doing so.

    This book is ideal for undergraduate business students as well as students who are taking upper year courses in workplace diversity and management.

    About the Author

    Beth Bertelsen, MBA

    Active since Apr 2011

    Beth Bertelsen, MBA, has over twenty years of experience in management within small-to-mid sized organizations, both in the United States and internationally, and specializes in communication. She holds an MBA from the Universidad Latinoamericana de Ciencia y Tecnologa in Costa Rica, a Master's degree from Indiana University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. She has been teaching for the last 10 years, and came to BrainMass seeking to share her knowledge on a variety of topics, as well as contribute to their growing library of information. Fully bilingual, she consults with businesses and other organizations regarding training and development, document translation, and cultural awareness.

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