Employer Alerts and Career Advice

For seasoned talent, re-entering the workforce as a full-time, part-time or even as a project-based professional can often feel intimidating.  This is why we developed an active news section with articles and features on how to navigate this next stage of career life.  Check it out here.

10 Reasons To Hire and Retain Workers 50+

June 22, 2021

It's time for a cultural wake-up call. Here's the business case for hiring and retaining workers 50+. The beauty of it is that everyone wins from companies to workers, and, you bet, the economy. When it comes to hiring, smart employers know that it’s not about age. Really. An innovative company wants talented people, period. And in a tight labor market, now more than ever, employers need to open their eyes to the possibilities of wooing those with decades of hard-wired knowledge....

The Surprising Benefits of Hiring Older Talent

June 22, 2021

Morgan Freeman didn’t become famous until he turned 50 and got a role in “Driving Miss Daisy.” He won an Oscar at age 68. Legendary comedian and actor Rodney Dangerfield’s career took off when he appeared on the Ed Sullivan show at age 46. George Takei, Sulu on the original Star Trek, became an internet hero to Millennials for his advocacy of tolerance and living fearlessly decades after his show ended....

5 Good Reasons to Hire Older Workers

June 22, 2021

Older workers may not have the same tech-savvy skills their younger colleagues do, but they have years of experience you can't teach or replace....

The Virtues of Volunteering

June 22, 2021

My column on fulfilling ways to spend retirement continues to generate inspirational responses from readers, many of whom have sung the praises of volunteering. You also volunteered the names of additional service groups that you have found rewarding. I’ll cite a number of them for those of you in search of a cause that strikes a chord....

Against The Clock: Owning Your Age As An Older Worker

June 22, 2021

The data are pretty startling unless you’re an older worker, in which case they may be all too familiar. In a recent study by Hiscox Business Insurance of workers over age 40, nearly 45% of respondents said they, or someone they know, have experienced age discrimination in the workplace....

The Advantages of Older Workers- 10 Advantages of Retaining and Hiring Older Workers: Lessons from NYC Small Businesses

June 22, 2021

We heard universally that older workers bring a level of experience, critical thinking and sheer knowledge that cannot be taught. In some industries – like the jewelers, embroiderers, cabinet and cheese makers interviewed – it takes a decade or longer for workers to gain the technical skills necessary to do their job. ...

The Case for Hiring Older Workers

June 22, 2021

There’s a lot of talk about gender bias, racial bias, and culture bias at work, and each are important for many reasons. But perhaps one of the biggest and most problematic types of bias we face is the bias of age: we often evaluate people based on their age, and this is now becoming a major challenge in the workplace....