Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 9, No 2 (2017)

Work Engagament of Older Employees

Agnė Gaurylienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)
Renata Korsakienė (Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania)


The aging of the labor force is observed in most developed and developing countries. The employment rate of older employees has been increasing every year and it appears to be not changed in the nearest future. The aging workforce is a serious challenge for organizations due to the prevailing stereotypical approach that older employees are less motivated, demonstrate lower labor productivity, they have more difficulties adopting new information, technologies and the lower ability to adapt to innovations. The aim of the paper is to investigate the impact of the work characteristics on the involvement in the work, the influence of employee’s characteristics on the work engagement, the influence of age and related factors on the involvement in the work and the relationship between age and achievements. The research is based on the analysis and synthesis of scientific literature, investigating to reveal the diversity of the concepts and methodologies and to systematize prevailing issues. The paper integrates the main researches in the field of older employees’ engagement and provides recommendations for future research.

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2017-06-02

Keyword(s): aging; older employees; human resources; labor productivity; engagement; work characteristics; work achievements; employment rate; human resources management.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2017.1021

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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