His premise is that employers feel the over 50 set are too expensive, low on energy and have their sites set on retirement.
However, the younger generation isn't a slam dunk as their job loyalty is non-existent, their work ethic is missing and they feel the world owes them a living.
I taught a workshop at the beginning of the month on generational advertising and there are truly significant differences in the under 30 workers and the over 50 professionals.
The over 50 group has a Pride in their work product and a feeling of ownership over the corporate results that is missing in the younger workers. When I worked at Pearle Vision, my dad would chastise me for the amount of hours I would put in and the extra projects I'd volunteer for. He said "It doesn't say Debbie Vision over the door."
True – but my belief is, if every worker produced as if it DID have their name over the door – companies would be better for it and ultimately so would the employees.
So what do you think? Is this younger generation with their techno backgrounds, flexible spirit and job jumping tendencies the kind of employee you are looking for, or would you consider hiring an older professional for your next opening?