Senior Employees; the Secret Weapon of Successful Businesses

2022-07-26T15:11:56-04:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Ageism, Business, Careers, Labor Shortage, Older Workers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

  How often do you hear a hiring manager from a company say, "We've got to hire older workers." Just taking a guess – but probably not frequently. And yet, older workers could be one of the secret weapons to overcome the labor shortage. While many companies struggle to find qualified employees, Americans over 65 are one of the few demographic groups where employment levels have not recovered to pre-pandemic levels. So, why are companies ignoring this demographic, and why should they make a concerted effort to recruit older workers? FirstLantic explains why a company’s greatest asset may be older workers. First, we don't have to guess why most businesses don't hire older workers. Ageism does exist. A research study on behalf of Deloitte asked [...]