Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Top 50 Employers for People Over 50

Frequently my "over 50" clients are concerned about potential "aegism" when they conduct a job search. In such situations I strongly recommend that they invest the time to research which companies embrace older workers and publicize their commitment to attract and retain this segment of the population. AARP recently released their list of Best Places to Work for People Over 50. Seven of the top 10 companies are in the healthcare sector and include health insurance providers, hospitals, and pharmaceutical companies. AARP evaluated each employer's performance on a range of workforce practices beneficial to older workers including recruiting practices, training and development, health benefits, pension plans, and alternative work arrangements. Cultural fit is more important to most employers than competencies. Take the time to target the employers that offer a good fit to increase the liklihood of getting the interview and nailing the job.


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