Strategies for Keeping Employees Motivated in Each of Early and Late Career Stages.

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Motivation is a crucial tool to retain and bring the best out of human capital of an organization. Most successful organizations plan their motivational strategies based on employee needs and requirement. Likewise, motivational strategies may differ for employees in early career from that of late career workers. In Australia the working population is mainly comprised of the baby boomers (members in the generation of 1950s). However as this age group is nearing retirement it is highly essential to motivate the late career workers as well as the early career workers who enter in to the work field. Late career workers are defined as employees above 50 years of age and nearing retirement. Early career workers are defined as employees between…show more content…
Praise and recognition makes early career workers feel valued by the organization and increases positive behavior. Sense of satisfaction and achievement induces a positive behavior from this category of workers. The early career workers prefer challenging tasks and seek for opportunities (Kinicki and Kreitner, 2006). Therefore to attract and retain these workers in this competitive environment, it is highly essential to motivate them through empowerment, provide challenging work assignments and involve them in decision making. These workers can also be motivated by assigning them to work in teams in a fun environment and by assigning more responsible tasks. Internal recruitment motivates early career workers, as this would provide them the opportunity to show their talent and potential and achieve advancements in career as promotions. (De Cieri and Kramar, 2005) Technological advancement would change the requirements of the jobs and would need the late career workers to be retrained or replaced by younger workers who are familiar with the evolving technologies. Due to this reason employees in their late career stages needs job security for them to be motivated. As it would be difficult for the late career workers to find new jobs and be trained over again, a job security is highly important for workers to be motivated. (What do employees really want? Perception v. Reality, 2001) Moreover, flexibility is also an approach that

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