Who said you can’t get good help these days? Actually, it was 60 percent of small business owners in a recent study. One of their biggest challenges was finding skilled employees. That’s especially true when hiring sales staff. The solution to the problem might lie with a group you may not have considered—older workers. Here’s why you should consider them and how you might start your search.
Don’t count out older workers and retirees when looking to fill vacancies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that 54 percent of workers over age 65 are employed at least part-time.
They offer a number of characteristics that can be attractive to small businesses, including:
If your business could use staff with these characteristics, here are some ways to recruit older workers:
Finding good help may not be as difficult as you think—if you know where to look. Consider whether the characteristics of older workers might serve your small businesses. Then expand your recruiting efforts to attract this growing resource of talent.