Why You Should Employ Older Women

September 24, 2018  |  
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America is not employing middle-age and older individuals enough. Just look at these figures. There are a handful of industries in which the median age of a worker is in the fifties but, most industries are hiring the 20 through 40 crowd. That’s a huge shame because older employees have a lot to offer. I understand why companies hire younger individuals—mathematically speaking, they probably have more years to dedicate to the company. But do they really think all of those youngsters are going to stay with them forever? Younger workers often have dreams of saving enough money to leave their company and start their own, or of playing a negotiation game where they get a competitor to offer them more money. The stability in hiring young employees is an illusion. Meanwhile, extremely valuable professionals in their fifties and up are being overlooked. Here is why you should hire older female employees.

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They’re diplomatic

Young employees don’t know much yet about holding their tongue and not sending that strongly-worded email. They’re passionate and impulsive, and burn bridges when they don’t get what they want. Older employees understand the power of diplomacy.

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