Over 45s: Can you hire great ones?

Updated: a day ago

Like many HR managers, you may be tired of being constantly told to “hire more older people”.

That by not hiring or retaining them you are helping damage millions of lives and our Economy. Also, Diversity is reduced which research shows reduces your productivity.

Given this constant messaging, why does Ageism in employment persist?

Incredibly, it’s mainly because many even older HR managers believe the toxic Myths about the Mature (See the 4 Toxic Myths Article) - so they don’t believe the over 45s will fit their culture or be as productive as a Millennial.

Even if you know the Myths are ridiculous and you want to hire people over 45, it’s still hard to find the right ones. To find the productive team members that fit what is often a Millennial focused culture.

The Stable and Wise Community is now collaborating with HR professionals to finally end this discrimination ‘pandemic’. The Community’s Mission? To make it easy and low cost for you to find and hire the best of the over 45s.

Many employers are unaware of the extent of the Ageism problem. Partly because it is rarely included in Diversity and Inclusion seminars, only the other 5 types of discrimination (Gender, race, etc). Incredibly, there were 3 seminars in the 2nd half of June and Ageism clearly didn’t rate!

Secondly because we banned it, and as a result just drove it underground, where it is easy to hide and there is no way it can be audited (just its results in terms of un/underemployment). Finally, many of the Mature stop applying to job ads - after 50 rejections and no interviews, wouldn’t you?

So Ageism continues because the people doing the screening, mostly Millennials and young Gen Xers, don’t believe they are discriminating. They believe the Myths, that a 55 year old is just not as good. Sadly, many over 55s have come to believe it also.

Age discrimination starts becoming a problem when the average time spent unemployed rises - at the ridiculously young age of 40. It then rises every year until it reaches over 2 years!

So, how will Stable and Wise give you the best, the most skilled from this huge pool?

Simply by gathering many thousands of over 45s into one platform, The Talent Vault. With their resumes in one place, you can easily reach them by loading your JD and then searching with AI.

There are 8 reasons why after joining the Vault they become so productive (Full 8 Reasons Article),here are just a couple...

It starts by making them job ready with free access to the ‘The Over 45s Job Readiness Tool Kit’. This has the digital and video versions of the 3 job seeking and recruitment books we’ve published. A key part of this is helping the over 45 access all the government support that they are entitled to and upgrade their skills to improve their career prospects.

Secondly, we are encouraging Members in The Vault to take on internships with quality employers who will hire them permanently if it goes well. Internships can be anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, and the only expense to you is to cover their transport and lunches.

At the end of it, you'll both know whether they are right for this job, this team. It’s a low risk and low cost win-win for both of you.

Then we use an AI driven search tool to search The Vault, eliminating the need for expensive and time wasting advertising. Like all advertising, time wasting job ads will soon shrink away.

Just write your job description and load it up - within 3 days you’ll have a screened shortlist. Choose your top 3 or 4, and then the next piece of magic…

We send the ones that are possible a request to do a short AI driven video interview. This gives you a good look at their soft skills. And now you are ready to Zoom interview just the final couple of candidates. All done in less time than it takes for 50 or more candidates to respond to an advertisement. And think of all that screening time you’ll save!

Our guarantee? The fees initially are 100% based on results - if you don’t hire, we don’t get paid even our tiny fee. Plus there’s more: If from one Job Description you hire more than one, you still only pay for one, whether you hire one or ten!

We are simply putting many thousands onto the platform and upskilling them - now you can pick the best for your organisation.

Want to learn more? Where HR Solves Ageism

See you soon! Toby Marshall

Founder of Stable & Wise

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