Title

Attracting Retirees to Apply: Desired Organizational Characteristics of Bridge Employment

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

12 p.

Publication Date

9-2005

Publisher

Wiley

Source Publication

Journal of Organizational Behavior

Source ISSN

0894-3796

Abstract

This research examined the impact of three organizational policies on applicant attraction of 120 older workers with an interest in bridge employment (i.e., work after formal retirement). Using a mock newspaper ad to manipulate policies, scheduling flexibility, and a targeted equal employment opportunity (EEO) statement positively influenced older workers’ attraction to the organization, while opportunities to transfer knowledge had little impact. A significant and positive three-way interaction suggested that older workers are sensitive to the strength of the overall message such that the effects of all three policies when seen together were greater than the sum of their individual effects.

Comments

Journal of Organizational Behavior, Vol. 26, No. 6 (September 2005): 649-660. DOI.

Gary Adams was affiliated with University of Wisconsin Oshkosh at the time of publication.