Training Older Workers: Implications for HRD/HPT Professionals

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Article discussing training older workers and implications for human resource development (HRD) and human performance technology (HPT).

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Creation Date: 1998  
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UNT College of Information
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Allen, Jeff M.

University of North Texas

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Hart, Marcy

Raytheon Systems Company

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Publisher Name: John Wiley & Sons
Place of Publication: [Hoboken, New Jersey]
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  • Creation: 1998
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Article discussing training older workers and implications for human resource development (HRD) and human performance technology (HPT).

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Abstract: In corporations across America, a race is on to find new ways to maximize human capital. An emphasis on lifelong learning will be vital for the success of our future workforce. As demographic shifts occur, the "older worker" will emerge as a primary target for this human development effort. This article explores the implications of this demographic shift for the human resource development and human performance technology (HRD/HPT) professional and recommends strategies for meeting this business need. First, the authors discuss the realities of this demographic shift and compare our current workforce demographics to those of the future. Next, the authors examine the common myths about the "older worker", as well as what current research reports about this special population. Finally, the authors examine the impact of this trend on our profession. The authors discuss strategies for modifying the workplace environment, reassessing workforce motivational strategies, and altering training practices in order to serve this older worker population. In conclusion, the authors look at the implications for the future in HRD/HPT research.

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12 p.

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Keyword(s): life-long learning | human performance technology | workforce demographics | older workers
Source: Performance Improvement Quarterly, 1998. Hoboken: John Wiley & Sons, pp. 91-102.
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UNT College of Information
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UNT Scholarly Works
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Access: Public
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Publication Title: Performance Improvement Quarterly
Volume: 11
Issue: 4
Page Start: 91
Page End: 102
Peer Reviewed: Yes