Talent Management and Older Workers: Later Life Career Development

  • Suzanne L. Cook
  • Victoria Rougette


The Canadian workforce is ageing and there is greater labor force participation among older adults. These unprecedented shifts require business and industry to examine the talent management of older workers while considering their career development. In fact, a top strategic issue facing organizations is the talent management of the ageing workforce such as the recruitment, retention, training and development, and career progression of older workers. This chapter examines the career development of older workers and talent management policy in organizations through a critical lens in order to shift the discourse surrounding work and ageing. This approach can support the labor force participation of older workers and their career development needs while also strengthening talent management within organizations.


Talent management Career development Older workers Ageing workforce 


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  • Suzanne L. Cook
    • 1
  • Victoria Rougette
    • 1
  1. 1.York UniversityTorontoCanada

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