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The Resource Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West

Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West

Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West
Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West
This book brings together Eastern and Western perspectives to explore human resource interventions into extending working life, including phased retirement, healthy work environments and lifelong learning. It assesses issues of implementation in differing cultural, intergenerational, institutional and family contexts
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  • Front Cover -- Managing the Ageing Workforce in the East and the West -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Foreword -- Chapter 1 Managing Age in Asia and Europe: An Introduction -- Introduction -- Ageing Workplaces in China -- Ageing Workplaces in Europe -- Workplaces in the Tiger Economies -- A Common Dataset for Exploring Older Workersâ{u0080}{u0099} Experiences of Work and Expectations of Retirement -- About the Book -- References -- Chapter 2 Productive Ageing Society in Japan and Poland and Its Impacts on Productivity and Prosperity -- Introduction -- Productive Ageing: A Definition -- Pension Systems, Welfare Policies and Employment Policies in Japan and Poland -- Pensions -- Welfare Policies -- Employment Proposition for Older Workers -- Motivational Factors of Older Workers -- Labour Market Developments from a Governmental Perspective -- Labour Market Development from a Business Perspective -- Labour Market Development from an Individual Perspective -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3 Delaying Retirement in Changing Institutional and Workplace Contexts: Comparing Approaches and Outcomes in Germany, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong -- Introduction -- Theoretical Background: Explaining Retirement Plans from a Multilevel Perspective -- Demographic Ageing and the Analysis of Retirement PLANS -- Determinants of Retirement Plans: Institutional Level -- Determinants of Retirement Plans: Workplace Level -- Determinants of Retirement Plans: Individual Level -- Interactions Between the Levels -- Retirement in Different Institutional Contexts: Comparing Germany, HKSAR and the United Kingdom -- Germany: Shifting the Path from Early to Late Exit -- Pension Systems and Retirement Pathways -- The German Labour Market -- Employer Policies Towards Older Workers -- The United Kingdom and HKSAR: Two Variants of a Liberal Retirement Regime
  • Welfare State and Labour Market -- Pension -- Age Discrimination Regulation and Retirement Age -- Company Policies -- Hypotheses -- Data and Methods -- Data -- Operationalisation and Methods -- Findings -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 4 How Retirement Is Financed in the East and West -- Introduction -- Pension Systems in the United Kingdom and Hong Kong -- Methodology -- Statistical Analysis -- Results and Discussion -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgements -- References -- Chapter 5 Workforce Management and the Retention of Older Staff: Macro and Organisational-Level Processes in the United Kingdom and South Korea -- Introduction -- The United Kingdom -- Korea -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6 Age and Industrial Relations in Class-Based and Enterprise Unions -- Introduction -- Trade Unions and Retirement -- Older Workersâ{u0080}{u0099} Perceptions of Union Support -- Collective Bargaining on Age Management in Europe and Asia -- Eastern Example -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 7 Healthy Workplaces in Europe and Malaysia -- Introduction -- Healthy Workplace: What, Why and How? -- Psychosocial Work Environment -- Why Do Organisations Need Healthy Workplaces? -- How Do Organisations Manage Health? -- Risk Management Measures -- How Can We Reduce Exposure to Hazards (Both Physical and Psychological)? -- Policies -- Practices -- The Concept of â{u0080}{u0098}Work Abilityâ{u0080}{u0099} -- Older Workers: Issues and Challenges -- Physical Changes -- Chronic Illness -- How Do We Go about Creating Healthy Workplaces? -- Healthy Workplace for Older Workers -- References -- Chapter 8 Learning and Training for Older Workers -- Introduction -- Life Stages and Motivation -- Life Stage and Cognitive Changes -- Heterogeneity of Older Workers -- Organisation Culture and Climate -- Learning Organisations -- Ageism and Manager Attitudes -- Learning and Training for Older Workers in Asia
  • Conclusions and Recommendations -- References -- Chapter 9 Managing Eldercare in the United Kingdom and China -- Introduction -- Caring Responsibilities and Demographic Change -- Cultural Dimension to Eldercare -- Employment Rights in Relation to Eldercare and Workâ{u0080}{u0093}Life Balance in the United Kingdom -- Caring Responsibilities and the Welfare State -- Eldercare: Good Practice -- Survey Results -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 10 Workplace Age Diversity: The Employersâ{u0080}{u0099} Perspectives -- Introduction -- Why Employers Are Concerned about Ageing -- Public Policy Lessons from the East and West -- Ageing Workforce Challenges -- Active Ageing Policy and Research Agendas -- References -- Appendix: UK and Hong Kong Survey of Older Workers -- About the Authors
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