How Important Are Your Older Workers?
Talent comes in many different areas and your older workers bring knowledge and professionalism that is important to the business. Yes, their life values may not be career focus because they are in a different passage of their lives. Yet, their ability to contribute is still prevalent to the success of a company. So do you maximize the value the older worker brings to the table? It’s knowing what is important to them and what they offer you as a manager.
Kath Walters wrote on LeadingCompany “Bringing our ageing wokforce to peak productivity.” It debunks the stereotype that olders workers don’t want to learn anything new and resist change. Another interesting point that was made is that older workers remove themselves from the politics of a company because they don’t need to prove themselves in the same way. They keep it simple….come to work and do a good job.
People are working longer so why not enhance your workplace productivity with the value an older employee brings. Finding talent means being open and creative in your solutions. No matter what the age population, high performers are looking for some level of flexibility along with interesting work.
Managing the Older Worker