Age management knowledge kit

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Career management skills and active ageing

AE Trainer

The notion of CMS has only recently entered policy vocabulary and still generates perplexity. CMS are generally associated with skills, attitudes and knowledge which individuals can develop to make informed and reflexive career choices and management. These will generally include skills and knowledge associated with decisionmaking, identification of career and learning opportunities, adaptability to new […]

Institutional steps towards longer working lives

AE Trainer

University

Since 2000, Member States have adopted a number of measures aimed at reform of the pension and social security systems. Most Member States have increased the statutory pension age, developed plans for the gradual convergence of pension ages for men and women, and have raised the age of entitlement or increased the period of contribution […]

Country responses and perspectives

AE Trainer

University

All country reports emphasise the changing perspectives of national governments on the role of older workers in economy and society. The global tendency reflects a shift in policy focus from early retirement to extending work life. Three lines of argument are presented to defend this policy shift: economic, demographic and social. Countries stress the economic […]

Examples from countries studied

AE Trainer

University

Given the lack of overarching statistics on guidance and active age management in the workplace, this study gathered additional information at national level. Generally, information on country level echoes lack of systematic quantitative data collection on this topic, although some studies were referred to at national level. Generally, these studies confirm the low awareness of […]

The role of guidance in active ageing

AE Trainer

Increasing the age of entitlement to pensions should coincide with policies that enable people to have better-quality working lives and be more productive up to the existing pension age (Maltby, 2011). The provision of career guidance to older workers could play an important role in helping to overcome a number of the situational and dispositional […]

Challenges to overcome for older workers

AE Trainer

Despite the growing policy attention on active ageing and the increasing participation figures across countries, older workers still face challenges that hamper remaining employed longer or, conversely, stimulate early retirement. These challenges can be classified into three categories: (a) institutional challenges (related to the system level); (b) situational challenges (related to the organisation level); (c) […]

Active age management in policy

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University

Countries developed policies to increase the participation of older workers by: (a) increasing the pension age, limiting preretirement incentives; (b) developing anti-age discrimination legislation; (c) providing subsidies to employers to keep older workers employed; (d) providing subsidies to assist the re-return of older workers to the organisation; (e) establishing incentives for lifelong learning and skills […]

Active age management: changing paradigms

AE Trainer

EU Member States policies have, for a long time, actively contributed to a reduction in the contribution of older workers. Governments and their social partners developed a mutual interest in promoting early retirement as a general remedy, against the backdrop of the 1973 oil crisis coupled with the decline of several economic industries, an increase […]

Plan of strategy for preparing for retirement

WHEN BEGINING WITH PREPARATION (target group of preparation strategy) In the „Czech Life of Age research“, respondents admit that they never thought about preparing for their old age. If they were preparing for old age, most of them were only after the age of fifty, with almost one third of all respondents getting ready for […]

Possible actions of managers to support change management in the course of life

University

Actions  to support change management vary according to the life stages of the staff, taking into account the different expectations of these management staff. Prior to limiting work and opportunities against workers’ will, Illmarinen (2005) warns of apathy and threatening perceptions of the meaningfulness of work as a possible consequence. In more detail, Ylikoski (In: […]

Opportunities to support work ability for individual generations at the workplace

AE Trainer

In Finland, maintaining work skills is a long tradition that dates back to the 1990s. Current support includes the development of the working environment, the working team and the strengthening of staff resources. This support is supported by organizations that support workforce health as well as company personnel. Maintaining working capacity includes these dimensions common […]

Effect of aging on work ability

Aging is a natural part of life and, in working life, an understanding of individual manifestations of aging is becoming increasingly important. The designation of aging workers usually includes people over the age of 45. Although this age limit is relatively inaccurate, specific changes in health and functional capacity are beginning to manifest at this […]

Work ability in the means of age management

AE Trainer

Work ability of a particular person is a dynamic state that reflects the current degree of harmony of his/her health, skills, attitudes, motivation towards the job requirements he/she exerts. It is primary linked with particular person. However, it is also possible to speak of the work ability of a group of workers within a company, […]

Work Ability Concept

AE Trainer

Name of module Work Ability Concept Number of hours 8 hours (6 hours of theory + 2  hours of practice) Entrance requirements See the entrance requirements for participants of the educational activity. Annotation defining the main module´s goals Participants will get familiar with the definition of individual factors of work competencies which creates „Home of […]

Analysis of the age management status in the organization (age management audit) and age management efficiency assessment in the organization

AE Trainer

Age management audit is an analysis of the organization in the field of employee age structure management, corporate culture, employee care and in the context of personnel activities regarding age and equal opportunities. The main objective of the audit is to identify problematic points of internal processes of the company from the age management perspective. […]

Organizational culture

Social responsibility of the organization Discrimination and equal treatment in organizations Age stereotypes Ageism in organizations Anti-Discrimination Act No. 198/2009 Coll., 365/2017 Coll. Social climate in the workplace Generation of workers Work motivation and staff stimulation Work satisfaction and employee engagement Intergenerational cooperation, inter-generational sharing and learning at the workplace; diversity management, knowledge management, talent […]

Pillars of age management

AE Trainer

University

The purpose of age management visions is to show the direction and objectives for the development of age management. Visions create discussion about the need for age management in one’s own organization and help the organization recognize tools, methods, and good practices for achieving these objectives. Each organization defines their objectives according to their own […]

Support of age management in the system of personnel processes

age management in the organization requires appropriate measures in the system of personnel processes and activities, especially in personnel planning, job placement processes, performance management and employee evaluation, remuneration, education, career development and management, dismissal of employees and in personnel consultancy (for recommendations and guidance for HR professionals in relation to ageing of employees see […]

Intergenerational sharing of knowledge in the organization

AE Trainer

Learning at work involves all employees, it is significantly influenced by the conditions and the culture of the organization. Knowledge management aims at the organizational development by sharing and using information and knowledge within the organization, both inside and outside. In terms of organization, working groups or teams, knowledge management is about gaining knowledge from […]

Strategic approach to age management in organizations

The strategic approach to age management in organizations represents the support of personnel strategy, personnel policy and procedures applied in personnel management. Age management has significant ethical aspects that create a good name of an organization, are an expression of its culture, affect the organizational climate and the relationship of employees to the organization. Learning […]

Generations in the labour market – characteristics of different age groups

The term generation is nowadays used in a variety of ways. Within a family, we characterise generations mostly by the age-related sequence of descent, that is to say: grandparents, parents, children. In society, generations are understood as an age-related categorisation of society (e.g. young generation, older generation) to whom certain duties, rights, and roles are […]

Social responsibility of organisations and talent management

AE Trainer

Business or Human Resource Management (HRM) has a variety of responsibilities ranging from human resource planning, leadership and human resource development to skills management, diversity management, change management and talent management. All of these practical fields of action contain various social responsibilities. An important task of HR management is certainly not only to find qualified […]

Age management levels and the aging process

AE Trainer

In recent years and decades, science (including andragogy, geragogy, gerontology) has made a significant contribution to increasingly look differently towards age(ing) (Waxenegger, Ludescher & Brünner, 2016). On the one hand, it helped to sharpen awareness regarding the complexities of age and aging. On the other hand though, further stigmatization by the creation of positive age […]

Active aging, healthy aging and successful ageing

AE Trainer

The term aging describes the process of becoming older, which happens over the entire life span of a person. Aging is not only a dynamic process, but also has a strong relation towards the course of life (e.g., influence of previous life stages) and context (e.g. influence of different environments such as the social environment). […]

Age management as a part of public policies

AE Trainer

University

Age management refers to various areas that manage personnel not only within companies but also outside of companies. Although it focuses mostly on the aging of the workforce it nevertheless also forms part of the public responsibility and politics. Hence, in the widest sense does age management not only apply within in-house actions, since age-related […]

The discipline and goals of age management

AE Trainer

University

Age management refers to a variety of fields. Apart from the holistic social administration of the aging workforce, it mostly refers to the aging of the workforce in a company. In addition to many different economic, social and political challenges, demographic change (aging) also poses a challenge for companies. Above all, these developments impact future-oriented […]

The “longevity economy” – new construct and new approach

It is necessary, to have a keen insights into the aging population and how it is transforming our society and economy. Longer lifespans will revolutionize the way we live and offer incredible new opportunities, but will also require a new rigor in the way people plan and save for their later years. J. F. Coughlin […]

Silver economy

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In 2007, the European Commission proposed a European Union countries implementing reforms towards building a “silver economy”. It was assumed that this is a concept relating to the “combination of good supply conditions (high levels of education, R&D, responsive and flexible markets) and the growing purchasing power of older consumers offers a huge new potential […]

The Skills Gap and Industry 4.0

AE Trainer

According to analyses from Deloitte, there will be 3.5 million job openings in manufacturing over the next decade but only enough skilled labor to fill less than half of them. A new Forum report, The Future of Jobs, looks at the employment, skills and workforce strategy for the future. The report asked chief human resources and […]

Industry 4.0

AE Trainer

Industry 4.0 and Internet of Things (IoT) have an impression on both machine manufacturers and end users. The combination of production with the digital world makes plant automation more flexible, increases energy efficiency, merges logistic processes, optimizes the value chain – all this also applies to process automation. (Adamik, 2018) In this context, most important […]

Labor Market, employment strategy

As the populations age, the need for governments to encourage the employers to hire individuals aged 55 and above becomes crucial. Public Policies and Protection Programs – Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia Apart from increasing the statutory retirement age, the governments of the Czech Republic and Slovakia adopted programs that increase opportunities for older people […]

The challenge of ageing in European societies

AE Trainer

University

Demographic change is a very long term process and there seems to be no possibility of a prompt reversal of negative trends. The influence of demographic factors on growth has been confirmed by Bloom, Canning and Moore (2004). Most importantly, since decisions to participate in the labour market are affected by age, Bloom, Canning and […]

Demographic aging of population

University

The process of population ageing is determined primarily by trends in fertility rates and secondarily by mortality rates. Any population with a long history of high fertility has a “young” age structure, similar in its general features to the present age structure for the group of least developed countries. The average age of the population […]

Role transitions and goals continuity – modern approach in developing aging

University

Recently, the linear, horizontal type of perceiving the phases of life, is more and more often replaced by vertical, indicating the interpenetration of individual phases and roles and spaces of human activity. We are talking about a life-course approach: a changing careers trajectory, where a „career” is no longer understood as a job-related concept but […]

Gerontological classifications

AE Trainer

University

Old age is influenced by earlier stages of human life. Helena Radlińska believes that the course of old age is affected by the profession, including education, and self-employment. “In occupations that require education and work on oneself – old age is delayed” (Radlińska, 1947). According to Anna Zawadzka, the early period of a person’s life […]

Periodization of the human age

AE Trainer

University

Periodization is the division of time into convenient periods or blocks. Aging and phases of human development were described in many scientific perspectives in the scientific literature and changed their paradigms. Aging and phases of human development were described in many scientific perspectives in the scientific literature and changed their paradigms. Plato already paid attention […]