Mythbusting for older workers

It is difficult to redress decades of ageist negativism in the workplace, and so it is helpful for mature workers to arm themselves with some of the following facts

It is difficult to redress decades of ageist negativism in the workplace, and so it is helpful for mature workers to arm themselves with some of the following facts from Department of Business Work Ageing, Swinburne University before fronting up for an interview or selection process.

In reality, older workers:

·tAre just as productive as younger workers

·tAre not more costly than younger workers

·tUse experience to offset any decline in cognitive ability

·tAre quite capable of learning new skills

·tPerform just as well as younger workers

·tAre interested in career and self development

·tAre often more flexible than younger workers

·tContribute to a diversified workplace culture

·tDo not necessarily want to retire

Department of Business Work Ageing, Swinburne University

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