Older employees can be just as productive as younger ones. This is according to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion's paper "Older Workers in the Workplace." The findings are based on BMW making 70 adjustments to their production process to accommodate elderly workers.
BMW's output increased by 7% in the first year. This is similar to other assembly lines where younger workers undertake the task. The corporation also stated that there were no errors and that absenteeism decreased from 7% to 2%.
Older workers also provide firms with the constancy they require to plan ahead of time. Their rates of showing up for work and completing tasks are among the highest. They also have a wealth of job experience and a strong work ethic that younger individuals may lack.
Unless your organization isn't interested in earning money, the recruitment department should educate hiring managers about age prejudice and how it influences hiring choices.
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