In 1995 a quantitative exploratory survey into educational conditions promoting the careerdevelopment of older workers was carried out in a multinational chemical corporation.Educational conditions are defined as demands made on the corporate HRD-policy, HRD-activities and employees' willingness to learn, as well as stimulating factors that promote thecareer development of older workers. Although the corporation is willing to perform an age-aware personnel policy, results indicate that this still concentrates more on youngeremployees, that participants in the career development process are insufficiently stimulatingin their role and that the traditionally formal HRD-activities have little effect on the careerdevelopment of older workers. This paper describes the survey, highlights its major resultsand offers possible recommendations to improve the existing situation.
|Title of host publication||Academy of Human Resource Development 1996 Conference Proceedings|
|Subtitle of host publication||February 29 - March 3, 1996, Minneapolis, MN|
|Editors||Elwood F. Holton III|
|Place of Publication||Austin, TX|
|Publisher||Academy of Human Resource Development|
|Publication status||Published - 23 Jan 1996|
|Event||Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 1996 - Minneapolis, United States|
Duration: 29 Feb 1996 → 3 Mar 1996
|Conference||Academy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 1996|
|Period||29/02/96 → 3/03/96|
Rhebergen, B., & Wognum, I. A. A. M. . (1996). Supporting the Career Development of Older Employees: An HRD Point of View. In E. F. Holton III (Ed.), Academy of Human Resource Development 1996 Conference Proceedings: February 29 - March 3, 1996, Minneapolis, MN (pp. 544-551). Austin, TX: Academy of Human Resource Development.