Many seniors these days are working well into what would normally be considered their retirement years. Sometimes this is just because they don’t want to settle down and simply spend their time getting “old”. They want to keep active and staying in the work force gives them the stimulation and the social interaction that they crave and need.
Other times, people over the age of 60 continue in the work force because they have been hard hit financially by the economic crises that keep hitting everyone. Maybe their retirement savings were used up, or else they just were not able to plan and save for their future retirement days. Sometimes they simply underestimated how much they would need to save in order to cover their living expenses as they got older.
While some people see seniors in the work place as a liability, many companies and employees are seeing them as the asset to the business that they really are. Many people feel that it is not worth it to hire people after their retirement age, because of the amount of health care insurance that they use. While it is true that people in their fifties, sixties and older will usually cost more when it comes to health insurance, they also bring a huge list of benefits to the table that far outweigh health care costs.
Here are a few things that companies and business owners stand to gain by hiring older members of the work force:
Communication and People Skills
Easier to Relate to
These are just three of the great benefits of having seniors in the work place. Far from being a burden, having older workers can serve as a balancing factor in your office and can bring many other benefits that can help boost the company’s success.
Author Bio: Joffrey Drummond is a sought after writer for AccessRx.com, specializing in health/fitness, medical technology, and online marketing. He currently resides in Phoenix, AZ, with his dog Ralph and you can connect with Joffrey via LinkedIn.