What are the most effective strategies for recruiting, retaining, and engaging older workers? I recognize the value in their work and the overall need for inclusion for the success of my business, but I have not started the process of recruitment.
– Trish H.
Start. The most important step has already been taken—a business owner recognizing the importance of and value in employing people across generations. Many times we just need to begin and figure the rest out along the way.
Consider implementing age-inclusive hiring practices, like using age-neutral language in job advertisements and offering flexible work arrangements. You could also provide training to help older workers update their skills.
It’s essential to foster a work culture that is inclusive. Intergenerational workplaces that foster creativity and collaboration might involve a complete re-work of your office space and benefits you offer your employees. Do you have ergonomic workstations? Does your office culture encourage collaboration across departments? Do you offer health and wellness programs?
Leverage the strengths and talents of older workers. Create a more diverse, productive, and inclusive workforce that benefits everyone.
What’s holding you back from accomplishing these goals in your business?