Age-Related Human Resource Management Policies and Practices: Antecedents, Outcomes, and Conceptualizations

Boehm, S.A., Schroeder, H. and Bal, Matthijs (2021) Age-Related Human Resource Management Policies and Practices: Antecedents, Outcomes, and Conceptualizations. Work, Aging & Retirement, 7 (4). pp. 257-272. ISSN 2054-4650

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Abstract

Due to the demographic change in age, societies, firms, and individuals struggle with the need to postpone retirement while keeping up motivation, performance, and health throughout employees’ working life. Organizations,
and specifically the Human Resource Management (HRM) practices they design and implement, take a central role
in this process. Being influenced by macro-level trends such as new legislation, organizational HRM practices affect outcomes such as productivity and employability both at the firm and individual level of analysis. This editorial
introduces the Special Issue on “Age-related Human Resource Management Policies and Practices” by conducting
an interdisciplinary literature review. We offer an organizing framework that spans the macro-, meso-, and individual
level and discusses major antecedents, boundary conditions, and outcomes of age-related HRM practices. Further,
we propose a typology of HRM practices and discuss the role of individual HRM dimensions versus bundles of
HRM practices in dealing with an aging and more age-diverse workforce. Building on these considerations, we introduce the eight articles included in this special issue. Finally, taking stock of our review and the new studies presented
here, we deduct some recommendations for future research in the field of age-related HRM.

Keywords:age related HRM, human resource management
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:47599
Deposited On:22 Dec 2021 11:58

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