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Throwing out the baby (boomers) with the bathwater : corporate sagacity or business blunder

Tindle, Elizabeth (2002) Throwing out the baby (boomers) with the bathwater : corporate sagacity or business blunder. In Proceedings of ATEM (Qld) Seventeenth State Conference, Australian Tertiary Education Managers, QUT.

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Abstract

This paper will focus on the group of people who were born between 1946 and 1962 immediately after the Second World War when servicemen and women returned from the forces and started families. They have been named the baby boomers because of their numbers. In Australia it is estimated that there are four million baby boomers who are approaching retirement age. The paper raises the question of whether the attitudes we have about older workers need to change and mature. Evidence for questioning entrenched myths about older staff in the work force will be discussed.

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ID Code: 50160
Item Type: Conference Paper
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Division of Administrative Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 please consult the author
Deposited On: 08 May 2012 10:36
Last Modified: 09 May 2012 02:17

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