Age at work myth buster factsheet

Sometimes older workers are invisible or considered too experienced and over qualified. Find out how you can avoid these common myths.

Key findings:

  • Research has shown that workers aged over 50 are five times less likely to change jobs compared with workers aged 20-24, reducing ongoing recruitment and training costs.
  • Our Missing Million research suggests older workers are more likely to stay within an organisation than younger workers, who are more likely to seek promotion elsewhere.
  • A recent poll found that not only did mature professionals keep up with changing technologies but 90% were internet users. Further research highlights that there is no overall difference between the job performance of older and younger workers.

This fact sheet will assist you in ensuring older workers are not dismissed as “too experienced”, “overqualified” or “out of touch”.

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