Senior Employees: Why You Want Them, and How to Support Them – By Jim Vogel


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Age discrimination is a real problem, and older workers often have a more difficult time securing employment than younger workers.

Some companies fear that older workers command higher salaries and are therefore un-affordable, while others may believe that older employees have outdated knowledge that’s no longer applicable in today’s fast-paced world. Unfortunately, these myths prevent companies from taking advantage of the many benefits older workers have to offer.

Experience Can’t Be Learned

While it may be true that older workers sometimes don’t have the most up-to-date knowledge about emerging technologies, these things can be taught. What can’t be taught is the 20 to 30 years of on-the-job experience older workers have that younger employees lack.

Older Workers Know Exactly What They Want

Older job-seekers are often searching for work to fulfill a passion and not necessarily for the financial or health benefits. Some are looking for ways to fill up…

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