The Talent of the Over 50´s

At a time when it is more imperative than ever for businesses to attract and retain talent, the people with 50 and more years old are part of a market that offers candidates with skills and experience of great value.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Nowadays the difference between one company and another is the talent its employees bring together, and as any staff manager can tell you, competition for attracting and retaining that talent is growing.

Furthermore, when you manage to hire a talented young person, for them to be productive you need to wait for them to acquire the necessary experience ...

The technological revolution has led to a tendency to dismiss older adults, on the basis of myths which are fading away: they do not have the energy or impetus of the young, they are not innovative, they no longer have a willingness to learn.

The over 50's have a fundamental attribute: experience. And it is no longer true that new technologies overwhelm them. They are able to learn, and while it is true that their energy can not be the same as those under 40, they make up for this in abundance with their mastery of the complete picture of the company: "... They are better trained to create synergies and be profitable. They are usually in 'cost control' mode: they know how to save and be efficient with expenditure, which a young person may not know about. "

An article on reveals that it is quite possible that you, as an entrepreneur, could be missing an opportunity to hire those who are rejected outright because of their age, at the initial stage of the recruitment process. And we're not talking about not engaging in discriminatory practices. By hiring someone over 50 we are probably not doing them a favor, but rather adding value to our company.

See "The Over 50's, Who Hires Them?"

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