Tuesday, February 07, 2012
Some companies really need to hire seniors, for their own good
Some employers will find that, to serve properly the needs of many clients, raised in a different cultural and legal environment a couple generations ago, they have no choice but to actively recruit other seniors.
Some years back, AARP partnered up with Home Depot, to offer seniors positions on the sales floors. Why? Seniors would be more likely to know about the sensitive problems that exist in home built before modern building codes, which can provoke delicate situations and demand certain people skills.
HR Block often hires and trains seniors as tax preparers. Seniors are more likely to be personally familiar with the complexities that can come from retirement, and from having gone through family estate matters.