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21 July, 2009 | (01 hr)

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Economic recoveries have historically relied on the use of overtime, as companies look to rebuild their output without demolishing their bottom line. Mature workers have so far faced fewer layoffs than their younger colleagues, which means that more of the recovery will be on their shoulders. Given the steep recovery now needed, however, can employers count on the productivity of mature workers when they work overtime? Are they mentally and physically fit enough for the tasks at hand? This webcast will help participants to learn from The Conference Board’s Mature Workforce Initiative how to assess, motivate, and monitor the productivity of their older workers.

This webcast will discuss:

  • Recent published research on the impact of overtime on health, safety, and productivity
  • The varying risks and rewards of older workers working overtime
  • The realities that should underlie companies’ overtime policies


Harris Allen, Ph.D.

Harris Allen, Ph.D., is principal of Harris Allen Group, LLC, an independent consulting firm in Brighton, Massachusetts, that promotes strategy development and performance improvement in the area of health and productivity. He is also a lecturer in the department of epidemiology and public health...Full Bio

Thomas J. Slavin
Global Safety and Health Director
Navistar, Inc.

Christopher Woock

Christopher Woock

Christopher Woock is a former Researcher in the Human Capital Program and a former labor economist at The Conference Board. His research explores the links between human capital and business performance, including assessing the implications of labor market trends for talent management strategies;...Full Bio

Linda Barrington, Ph.D.

Linda Barrington, Ph.D. (Moderator)
Executive Director, Institute for Compensation Studies
ILR School at Cornell University

Linda Barrington, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Institute for Compensation Studies in the ILR School at Cornell University.

Dr. Barrington has published academic articles in the Review of Economics and Statistics, the Journal of Economic History, and the Histori...Full Bio

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