Supporting the Career Development of Older Employees: An HRD Point of View

Bertien Rhebergen, Ida (A.A.M.) Wognum

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAcademy of Human Resource Development 1996 Conference Proceedings
Subtitle of host publicationFebruary 29 - March 3, 1996, Minneapolis, MN
EditorsElwood F. Holton III
Place of PublicationAustin, TX
PublisherAcademy of Human Resource Development
Pages544-551
Publication statusPublished - 23 Jan 1996
EventAcademy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 1996 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: 29 Feb 19963 Mar 1996

Conference

ConferenceAcademy of Human Resource Development International Research Conference 1996
Abbreviated titleAHRD
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period29/02/963/03/96

Keywords

  • METIS-137541
  • IR-96919

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    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.