Friday, April 21, 2023

Quote of the Day (Johnny C. Taylor Jr., on the Work Ethic of Older Employees)

“With the economy slowing down, companies need fewer people and need the people who are there to be OK with working hard. Instead of trying to convince younger generations to be something different, some companies are saying, ‘Why don’t we just go hire people who are naturally predisposed to work harder?'”— Johnny C. Taylor Jr., chief executive of the Society for Human Resource Management, quoted by Callum Borchers, “Older Workers Are in Demand When Bosses Want Work Ethic,” The Wall Street Journal, Apr. 6, 2023

I am glad to see that a number of employers are coming around to seeing the value of over-50 workers. It did not seem that way for much of the past two decades, and especially in the recession following the pandemic. One can only hope this trend continues.

(The image accompanying this post shows Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro in the 2015 film The Intern.)

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