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Diversity in the Workplace: Recruiting Older Workers

People worldwide are living longer. By 2050, the world’s population of people aged 60 years and older will double (2.1 billion)

What an opportunity for employers! These older workers can enhance workplaces because they:

  • Work hard, to earn rewards.

  • Are self-sufficient.

  • Are team-players.

  • Respect and demonstrate loyalty.

  • Derive value from their jobs and employers.

  • Choose to continue working post-retirement, for many reasons

By recruiting retirees, employers will:

  • Attract the skills, experience and knowledge required for diverse jobs.

  • Have mentors who can transfer their knowledge and experience to less experienced employees.

  • Save money, as retirees won’t expect flex days, benefit plans, pension plan contributions and many retirees are subsidizing their pensions, so are not looking for big salaries.

  • Experience less turnover, if retirees are respected, valued, and provided with meaningful work that suits their skills and lifestyle.

  • Enjoy a positive reputation when others hear about the organization purposely attracting older workers.

  • Spend less time managing retirees who are independent and require minimal supervision.

  • Hire positive attitude from retirees who are working because they choose to, not because they have to.

Go to opportunities, post a gig and attract reliable, skilled employees, who choose to work on their own time!

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