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Title: Employee FWA needs and employer provisions across diverse age groups
Contributor(s): Kotey, Bernice  (author); Wark, Stuart  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2020
DOI: 10.4324/9780429326585-19
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Abstract: This chapter explores how employers address the flexible work needs of the diverse age groups within their workforce. It identifies employee age groups for which employers would explicitly negotiate flexible work arrangements (FWA) and those FWA needs are likely to be met from employer numerical flexible practices. Employers adopt various flexible workplace practices, each aimed at specific outcomes. FWAs are important to social sustainability of employees and are key components of high-performance work systems. Lifespan theories have emerged over time to explain the biological, psychological and social changes that occur as people age and how these alter their needs, preferences and work performance. The ‘young adult’ stage starts when children transition into adulthood and begin to exert their independence; working to earn income, starting a family and/or extending their knowledge, skills and experiences to shape their careers. Employees initiate FWAs, which may require different structures and systems from employer numerical flexibility practices to administer.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Flexible Work: Designing our Healthier Future Lives, p. 213-228
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Oxon, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780429326585
Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 150304 Entrepreneurship
150305 Human Resources Management
150314 Small Business Management
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 350704 Entrepreneurship
350503 Human resources management
350716 Small business organisation and management
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 910208 Micro Labour Market Issues
910401 Industrial Relations
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
Series Name: Current Issues in Work and Organizational Psychology
Editor: Editor(s): Sarah H Norgate and Cary L Cooper
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