Discovering People

What value can you put on experience?

In a recent survey of 3500 employers, 25% of respondents reported that mature aged workers had been replaced by younger employees. Another 25% reported mature aged workers had suffered as a result of downsizing. And how old are the mature aged? In Telecommunications, Advertising & Media around half of respondents said that only 10% of employees were over 45 years. In the survey only 8% of respondents named "inability to adapt to new technology" as the reason for the decrease in mature workers.

What value do you put on experience, when hiring new staff or promoting within?

Source: National Business Bulletin, Editor Doug Nettleship