With unemployment at new lows companies are struggling to get and retain workers. As well as wanting a good stream of millennial candidates, in some sectors there is simply not enough talent. Companies are starting to have success in finding new ways to employ older workers. Nancy Collamer blogging for Next Avenue wrote in detail about the trend we’re hearing more and more about at Next For Me.
She outlines 7 tips for how employers can support older workers. Collamer interviewed Greg Voorheis, the Mature Worker Program coordinator and Governor’s Award coordinator for the state of Vermont. He offered up tips from the 2017 Governor’s Award winner, Chroma Technology Group.
Advertise job openings in newspapers in addition to online outlets.
Display photos and videos of older people in recruitment marketing materials.
Cut down on ageism by using a group-interview model.
Provide ample training for older workers.
Offer flexible work arrangements.
Provide a wide range of benefits.
Link to the full article: 7 Ways Employers Can Support Older Workers And Job Seekers
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