Rachel Krys, campaign director for the Employers Forum on Age, pointed out that older workers can often be beneficial in the sales recruitment sector and other industries because they have experience which can be combined with the enthusiasm of younger workers.
She pointed out that older workers are also more likely to remain with the company for a longer amount of time.
It comes after a report entitled Managing an Ageing Workforce, published by the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, showed that only14 per cent of UK managers consider their organisation well-prepared to cope with an ageing workforce.
Ms Krys advised: "Sometimes you just need to bring in a bit of different thinking, and that's usually by having a diversity of people, including a diversity of ages."
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Posted by Wayne Bly
Source: Salespeak News