Employing and retaining mature age workers

It makes good business sense to consider how you can better recruit, manage and retain mature age workers, particularly as the Australian workforce ages.

Learn how to make sure your business is attractive to mature age workers.

Advantages of employing mature age workers

Mature age workers have often built up knowledge and skills during their time in the workforce, so they can help you:

  • consider business operations from a different perspective
  • and
  • pass on skills or transfer knowledge to less experienced employees.

Read about other advantages of employing mature age people.

Recruiting and keeping mature age workers

The Investing in Experience Tool Kit on the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business website offers some useful strategies to hire or retain mature age workers.

The toolkit includes:

  • recruitment tips – including how to improve the language of job advertisements, how and where to advertise positions, and suggested shortlisting and interviewing processes
  • approaches to retaining people – including by redesigning work, increasing flexibility, creating career development opportunities and promoting an age-positive work culture.

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