Thursday, September 18, 2008

Older Worker Friendly Workplaces


If you are a mature jobseeker currently job hunting, you are not alone.

I discovered this great little assessment which I thought might be of some value to you. Even though the assessment is written for employers to evaluate whether their workplace is older-worker-friendly or not, a jobseeker can find benefits in knowing how employers are thinking.

The survey is based on older-worker-friendly characteristics that were identified by
older workers in Wisconsin, as something likely to attract and retain older workers to an employer.

Questions are classified in the following areas:
- Recruiting: Asking employers if they use the terms "Maturity, Good Judgement or Work Experience" in their job postings?

- Hiring, Retention, Evaluation and Promotion: Does the employer provide information on topics of interest to older workers such as flexible benefits and alternative work schedules?

Check out the entire assessment here.

2 comments:

The Interview Teacher said...

What an interesting tool. It would be great if all employers were measured against it and their was a place to compare them localy before you submitted your resume. It you help a number of us target specific companies and get a higher return for interview requests. Thank you for sahring thids information with us.

Marcia Robinson said...

Good idea about finding a place to compare the organizations this way. There is so much out there, it is really hard to research.

Please visit us again.

Marcie