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An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces

By |2021-02-08T13:39:06+08:00February 8th, 2021|

DOWNLOAD Marian Baird, Myra Hamilton, Lisa Gulesserian, Alison Williams, Sharon Parker An Employer Lens on COVID-19: Adapting to change in Australian workplaces (released 8 February 2021) provides the first detailed analysis of how Australian employers have experienced and adapted to COVID-19. Between May to October 2020, the research team [...]

COVID-19: research directions for older workers, work ability

By |2020-10-13T13:36:13+08:00October 13th, 2020|

COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability | For Whom the Pandemic Tolls: A Person-Centric Analysis of Older Workers COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability Donald M Truxillo, David M Cadiz, Grant M Brady, COVID-19 and its Implications for Research on Work Ability, Work, Aging [...]

Research: Older workers’ mental health aids | Older workers’ reactions to abusive supervision

By |2020-09-03T12:01:08+08:00September 3rd, 2020|

Research: What works for older workers’ mental health? | Older workers’ reactions to abusive supervision What works for older workers’ mental health? Choi, M., Dabelko-Schoeny, H.,  Lee, M. and Bunger, A. Does Self-Efficacy and Team Leader Equity Matter for Older Workers’ Mental Health?, The Gerontologist, Volume 60, Issue 6, September [...]

Nine dimensions of the Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI)

By |2020-07-02T13:18:58+08:00July 2nd, 2020|

Nine dimensions of the Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI) The Later Life Workplace Index (LLWI) has been developed in Germany as a free tool for de­scri­bing suc­cess­ful working con­di­ti­ons for ol­der em­ployees and to com­pa­re or­ga­nisa­t­i­ons re­gar­ding their prac­tices for an ageing workforce. It can be used by [...]

Research: older workers with chronic health conditions & early retirement

By |2020-06-04T10:56:21+08:00June 4th, 2020|

Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Anushiya Vanajan, Ute Bültmann, Kène Henkens (2020). Why do older workers with chronic health conditions prefer to retire early? Age and Ageing, Volume 49, Issue 3, May 2020, 403–410. https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz180 Background Older workers experiencing chronic health conditions (CHCs) are more [...]

Employing Older Workers

By |2020-07-02T10:54:53+08:00June 3rd, 2020|

Employing Older Workers – Research Report This research report is based on a survey of Australian Human Resources Institute members conducted in association with the Australian Human Rights Commission during July–August 2018. The report focuses on employer attitudes and perceptions, recruitment, retention and training and development. The Report [...]

Researchers caution against assuming a “COVID-19 Generation”

By |2020-04-22T13:51:01+08:00April 22nd, 2020|

CEPAR Associate Investigators Cort Rudolph (USA) and Hannes Zacher (Germany) have cautioned against using the already emerging term “COVID-19 Generation” as a concept of study. Instead, the researchers encourage researchers to instead focus on individuals and workplaces instead of broadly speculating about ‘generations’. “The COVID-19 Generation”: A Cautionary Note [...]

CEPAR researchers’ “Best Paper” award

By |2020-07-02T13:15:59+08:00April 12th, 2020|

Curtin Research & Innovation Award awarded to CEPAR researchers CEPAR Chief Investigator Professor Sharon Parker and CEPAR Research Fellow Dr Daniela Andrei have received the Curtin University Faculty of Business & Law ‘Research & Innovation Award 2019’, for their paper co-authored with Anja van den Broeck. Their submission underwent review [...]

Research: Health and return to work after retirement | Successful ageing at work

By |2020-02-03T07:04:37+08:00February 3rd, 2020|

The Effects of Taking Up Employment After Pension Age on Self-Rated Health in Germany and the UK | Successful Aging at Work: A Process Model to Guide Future Research and Practice The Effects of Taking Up Employment After Pension Age on Self-Rated Health in Germany and the UK Lux, [...]

Research: Age & leadership | Lost work opportunity | Trans-America retirement survey

By |2020-01-29T14:50:22+08:00January 29th, 2020|

Getting old at the top – age and leadership | Redefining measurement of lost-work opportunity | 19th Annual Transamerica Retirement Survey Getting old at the top – age and leadership Thrasher, G. R., Biermeier-Hanson, B., & Dickson, M. W. (2020). Getting Old at the Top: The Role of Agentic and [...]

Research news: employers discriminate on age at in-person interviews

By |2020-01-15T06:37:40+08:00January 15th, 2020|

Strong evidence employers discriminate on age at in-person interviews Newmark, D. (2020). Age Discrimination in Hiring: Evidence from Age-Blind vs. Non-Age-Blind Hiring Procedures. NBER Working Paper No. 26623, January 2020, JEL No. J14,J7. https://www.nber.org/papers/w26623.pdf I study age discrimination in hiring, exploiting a difference between age-revealed and [...]

Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS)

By |2020-07-09T09:00:51+08:00December 12th, 2019|

Download the Report Maximising Potential: Findings from the Mature Workers in Organisations Survey (MWOS) Authors: Daniela Andrei, Sharon Parker, Andreea Constantin, Marian Baird, Lucinda Iles, Gretchen Petery, Leah Zoszak, Alison Williams, Shannon Chen Our research finds that mature workers across Australia feel excluded in today’s workforce and [...]

Age Diversity Management Model

By |2020-09-25T13:31:23+08:00October 26th, 2019|

CEPAR's Age Diversity Management Model, developed by Prof Sharon Parker and Dr Daniela Andrei at Curtin University, categorises the key ingredients necessary for managing an age-diverse workforce. These ingredients are explained below:

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers

By |2020-06-03T17:17:13+08:00September 4th, 2019|

Include, Individualize, and Integrate: Organizational Meta-strategies for Mature Workers Sharon K Parker,  Daniela M Andrei Work, Aging and Retirement, waz009, https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/waz009 Published: 2 September 2019 Abstract In this commentary, we synthesize the literature on mature workers in organizations to support the development of an intervention-focused research program. We identify 3 broad approaches, or [...]

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