I was interviewed by Metro, a free daily paper for my thoughts on this new study on older workers.
“Mid and Late Life Career Issues: An Integrative Perspective” is authored by researchers from the University of Florida, the University of La Verne and Cal State-San Bernardino. The study suggests that older workers tend to be better collaborators than their younger counterparts. Moreover, they typically handle negative workplace emotions in a more constructive way.
“This is the kind of message that needs to get out!” declares Kerry Hannon, the author of “Great Jobs for Everyone 50+,” and the AARP Jobs Expert. “People get so twisted around about hiring older workers.” she continues.”With experience, we [older workers] have gone through a lot of different cycles in the economy. So, when something happens like a layoff, we’re a lot more adaptable. We won’t get thrown off the porch.”
For the full article by Bruce Walsh click here.
Published: September 03, 2012 7:57 p.m.
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