The Silver Lining
If you are looking to hire confident, experienced and loyal employees, hire someone over 50. Hiring an older job candidate is good for business. In today’s job market, recruiters and hiring managers are leaning towards hiring older employees because seasoned employees can offer tremendous value beyond their job ability. Older employees can mentor younger employees who lack valued skills and experience. While older workers may need some short-term training in technology, this population of employees can save companies money in the long-run. An older hire can hit the ground running, adding tremendous value by shortening the time for on-boarding. So, if you are having problems finding great candidates and you are not considering older applicants, you may want to consider broadening your candidate pool. This might just be your competitive advantage and the silver lining in today's tight job market.