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4 ways to give older workers a powerful boost

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Robert Lentz

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in Leaders & Managers,People Management

“It’s easy to forget that when it comes to knowing how to work and survive in business, these people really know the score—do you want to lose that wisdom so easily?” - Your Aging Workforce: Legal, Staffing & Compensation Challenges

Clara (C.B.) Burns, partner at Kemp Smith LLP, knows well the contradictions that older workers represent. They tend to be more expensive to hold onto, typically using more of the company’s health benefits and commanding higher wages—wage payments which are going on longer now that fewer employees feel comfortable calling it a career in their sixties. Their motivation level is often not what it used to be, and the ability to learn new technology tends to be outshone by their younger co-workers.

On the other hand, C.B. pointed out in her recent webinar that the institutional knowledge and experience that older workers possess—skills honed in the rough arena of cold business reality, not fashionabl...(register to read more)

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