National Employ Older Workers Week

This week, Adecco Staffing USA is celebrating National Employ Older Workers Week. We took a closer look at this demographic and want to share our results on how the 55 and older population is shaping the workforce of tomorrow.

In a recent survey*, we discovered that 91 percent of hiring managers associated mature workers with being reliable employees and 88 percent described this demographic as professional.  Furthermore, these managers value the writing skills of the mature worker and only 9 percent identified writing as a skill upon which they would need to improve.  Interestingly enough, based on our survey the biggest mistake that mature workers make during an interview was being unable to sell themselves.

Some of the most common reasons why 55+ workers remain in the workplace are to remain financially stable, to receive benefits, to stay active in their communities and to maintain their independence, according to the AARP.
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