Age Thinking - Don't miss out on Quality Staff!
The 90ís have been predominately
characterised by corporate restructures, mergers and takeovers that have
resulted in a large number of redundancies. Gone are the days of a secure
job - at some stage in our lives all of us will most probably be touched
by redundancy. For the most part, those who have been affected the most
have been the middle aged. Unfortunately unemployment statistics do not
reflect the true picture of unemployment in this age group as most have
been forced into early retirement. Many in this age group donít have the
desire to retire early due to financial commitments, personal reasons or
simply because they enjoy working.
Although the Anti Discrimination Act of
1977 makes it unlawful to discriminate against someone on the basis of
age, studies have indicated that employers have minimal interest in hiring
someone over 45 and virtually no interest in someone who is 56 years +.
For the most part, many employers feel that more mature workers are less
dynamic and adaptable. Bringing with them a wealth of expertise, this
group is able to overcome the inexperience of youth. Given that the 45
year old age bracket will be the largest labour group by 2020, employers
will be presented with a challenge that will force a change in perceptions
Mature workers can prove to be a valuable
asset to any team, drawing on their experience and reliability, and
contrary to popular belief, adaptability. Next time you are presented with
someone who does not quite fit the mould, be sure to judge him or her on
the person they are and not a preconceived notion. You may well miss out
on a long term, committed and valuable employee.
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