ERIC Number: ED392893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
How To Train Older Workers. [Revised.]
American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Work Force Programs Dept.
This booklet is a practical guide to help employers develop ways to train midcareer and older employees to work to their full potential. Section 1 discusses the older worker advantage. Section 2 focuses on dealing with older workers, the half-life effect, and three common problems that reduce productivity: career burnout, career plateauing, and career obsolescence. Section 3 concerns career management, the first line of defense against those problems. Section 4 discusses three common and complimentary approaches to identifying training needs: organizational analysis, task analysis, and personal needs analysis. Section 5 focuses on designing a training program. It describes the following types of programs offered by companies: scientific and technical training, management development, training for production and administrative employees, total quality training, informal training approaches, and programs to prepare for retirement. Some specific examples follow of companies that have done some creative training to help their experienced workers meet new job challenges. Section 6 on motivation discusses building self confidence. Section 7 addresses training approaches, including the following: on-the-job training, behavior modeling, setting goals and objectives, adapting training techniques for older employees, and transferring of skills. Section 8 is a checklist of policy makers and managers. Ten selected readings are listed. (YLB)
Descriptors: Age Discrimination, Aging (Individuals), Cost Effectiveness, Employer Employee Relationship, Middle Aged Adults, Motivation, Motivation Techniques, Needs Assessment, Older Adults, Older Workers, On the Job Training, Personnel Management, Preretirement Education, Program Development, Staff Development, Teaching Methods
AARP Work Force Programs Dept., Business Partnerships, 601 E Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20049 (stock no. D13287).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of Retired Persons, Washington, DC. Work Force Programs Dept.
Note: For a related document, see CE 070 891.