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10 reasons why women over 50 make great employees

Article by Ceri Wheeldon

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With more than 7 million employees over the age of 50 in the UK, and with the country as a whole having to come to terms with an ageing population and extended retirement ages, employers have to recognise the value women over 50 can bring to the workplace:

•    They bring maturity and confidence

•    They tend to be less ‘flappable’ and react well in a crisis

•    They offer a wealth of skills and experience

•    They make excellent mentors

•    They are used to multi-tasking and hence have strong organisational skills

•    They have excellent people skills and are able to communicate across the generations

•    They are reliable and motivated to work

•    They tend not to take as many ‘ad hoc’ days away from work

•    They can take their holidays outside of the peak school holiday period

•    They stay in their jobs longer so reduce recruitment costs and create more continuity

I’m sure there are many more! Please add to the list!!

Ceri Wheeldon

Ceri is Founder and Editor of Fabafterfifty.co.uk She is a frequent speaker at events and in the media on topics related to women over 50 , including style and living agelessly. With 20+ years experience as a headhunter Ceri also now helps support those looking to extend their working lives.

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  1. carol

    March 1, 2012

    Needed to hear that, really encouraging as im challenged to take on more at more at work, Thanks.


    August 15, 2013

    Needed to hear that too! On my way to an interview 🙂

  3. Valerie W.

    August 15, 2013

    They have a variety of skills and are easily adaptable.

  4. Beverley-Carol

    August 18, 2013

    We also tend to have a lot more common sense than our younger colleagues, probably due to our accumulated life-experience.

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