Which traits are you looking for when hiring? Most companies are seeking professionals who are dedicated, reliable, experienced, and are willing to stick around for the foreseeable future. These are all things older professionals can offer. However, many companies overlook the potential advantages of hiring older professionals. According to Toronto recruiters, hiring professionals over 50 can actually be a huge benefit.
“…in today’s employment climate, with a historically tight labor market, companies need to rethink their approach to older workers. Embracing the experience, perspective, and commitment of older professionals can provide a rich source of opportunity — and talent — for companies willing to do so,” says Bruce Anderson on the LinkedIn Talent Blog.
6 Benefits of Hiring Older Professionals
Thinking about hiring people with more experience? Older workers are the solution. Here are some of the top benefits of hiring older professionals:
1. They Can Help Fill a Knowledge Gap:
Does your company lack experience in a particular area? Older professionals may be able to help fill this gap and help others within the company ramp up in this area.
Older professionals, especially those with diverse experience, can double as a mentor for your younger employees. They can help set the right example. As a mentor, they can also take some of the time and pressure off management to provide this role internally.
3. Shorter Ramp-up Time:
Some older professionals have the experience to jump right into the role with little training. They can help your company get back up to full speed and they require less monitoring.
4. New Perspective:
Older professionals typically have worked for multiple organizations, often within your industry. They can provide you with a fresh perspective and an outside view of how things can be done more efficiently.
Older workers take pride in their craft. They are on time, committed to the work they do, and you can trust they will get the job done.
Older workers have the confidence to suggest new ideas, bring up issues, and discuss efficiencies with management.
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