5 Advantages Older Workers Have Over Other Job Candidates There's a lot to be said for workers who prefer stability, and who are more willing to build years worth of experience at your company.
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Jobs from food service, to office administrative support, to farming, fishing and forestry are entering an era when technology is doing work once done only by human beings. According to a 2019 report from management consulting firm Marsh and McLennan, older workers are actually doing jobs that are, on average, 52% automatable.
This, coupled with stereotypes around older people being less technically proficient, often contribute to alienation of older workers during the hiring process. Employers sometimes view older people in a negative light, even if they'd never admit it publicly.
That said, here are five things not to forget when thinking about workers who are 50 and over in the context of what they can contribute to your organization.