The third myth that frequently develops in the mind of an employer when interviewing an older worker is retirement. The baby boomer generation, according to research, will stay longer in the workforce than their parents' generation. Baby boomers do not want a "rocking chair" retirement. Most baby boomers (8 of every 10) plan to work at least part-time following retirement. Some even plan to start their own business, start another full-time job, and many plan to engage in volunteerism. The message is clear; baby boomers enjoy activity and generally gain a lot of that activity by staying involved at work.
10 Reasons to Hire Older Workers
1.) Older workers have lower absenteeism rates than younger employees.
2.) Older workers have lower turnover rates than younger employees.
3.) Older employees are generally more loyal employees.
4.) Older employees have less job injuries than younger employees.
5.) Older employees are less likely to steal from your company.
6.) Older employees bring a wealth of experience with them to work.
7.) Older employees generally have a strong work ethic.
8.) Older workers generally find satisfaction with and enjoy their work.
9.) Older workers want to work, at least part-time, even after they retire.
10.) You will one day be an older worker.
What's your opinion on this? Do you agree with the 10 reasons to hire older workers? Are the myths true in any nature?
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Gary Vikesland, MA LP CEAP