7 okt 2021

Rethinking the contribution of older workers – new book out now

A new book discusses new ways of gaining positive benefits from ageing and a more experienced workforce.

Authored by Anne Inga Hilsen and Dorothy Sutherland Olsen, two of Norway’s foremost researchers on competence and on seniors in working life, The Importance and Value of Older Employees: Wise Workers in the Workplace makes a contribution to our understanding of one of the social challenges facing many western nations. That is the challenge of an ageing population.

The book specifically addresses the issue of competence among older employees. Others have studied ageing populations in terms of the economic burden or the pressure on healthcare services and generally view the rising numbers of seniors more as a challenge than an opportunity. In this book, authors discuss ways of gaining positive benefits from our ageing and more experienced work force.

Hilsen is a researcher at Fafo Institute of Labour and Social Research. She is also Associate Professor at the Department of Health and Social Work, University of South-Eastern Norway. Sutherland Olsen is a senior researcher at the Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Research and Education (NIFU).

You can download or buy the book from the publisher Palgrave

Click here to see book launch.

For more information, contact
Dorothy Sutherland Olsen, Senior Researcher, Research & Innovation
(+47) 941 32 539