Forum5: Aging Employee
Forum5: Aging Employee
Ageis among the key factors that many employers consider when recruitingnew members of staff. Although it is illegal to discriminate againstindividuals on the basis of social as well as demographiccharacteristics, senior members of the society find it difficult tofind jobs compared to young people (National Academy of SocialInsurance, 2016). This paper will provide a discussion about thecontribution that an aging employee can make to the workforce, thecurrent retirement age, and an organization that offers supportservices to aging members of staff.
Thereare many benefits that the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging(NAPCA) can get by hiring workers who are 55 years and above, butthree of them are more significant. First, the age of the employee isdirectly proportional to the level of experience (Reade, 2015).Therefore, the organization will enjoy an increase in the level ofproductivity and a decrease in the amount spent on staff training.Secondly, older workers are more likely to demonstrate loyalty thanthe young ones. Employers who take longer in the organization willhelp NAPCA to avoid the risk of high rate of turnover and reduce thecost of hiring new members of staff (Reade, 2015). Third, agingworkers are able to pay attention to details than young employees.Therefore, NAPCA will be able to enhance the quality of services byhiring individuals aged 50 years and above.
Theretirement age has been rising with time and it currently stands atabout 65 years (NASI, 2016). From a personal point of view, there isa need to increase the duration in which people take in theiremployment. For example, organizations and the country can gain a lotfrom the experience that employees have accumulated over time byincreasing the retirement age to about 70 years.
NAPCAis among the major organizations that offer support services toworkers who are aging. Its vision is to help employees of the Asianorigin age with dignity and maintain their well-being (NAPCA, 2017).It achieves its goals by educating the target members of staff andthrough advocacy measures.
Inconclusion, the nation and individual organizations can enjoy a lotof benefits by recruiting aging workers. People who are above 50years are experienced. They are also more efficient and productivethan the young members of staff.
NationalAcademy of Social Insurance (2016). What is the social securityretirement age? NASI.Retrieved January 14, 2017, fromhttps://www.nasi.org/learn/socialsecurity/retirement-age
NationalAsian Pacific Center on Aging (2017). Leader in empowerment. NAPCA.Retrieved January 14, 2017, from http://napca.org/
Reade,N. (2015). The surprising truth about older workers. AARP.Retrieved January 14, 2017, fromhttp://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-07-2013/older-workers-more-valuable.html