NEW YORK—Did you know hiring managers are three times more likely to hire a mature worker than a Millennial? So says a new survey from Adecco. Could virtual offices open the door to attracting more mature workers to the marketplace?
Indeed, the survey findings revealed a positive perception of mature workers in today’s workplace, with 91 percent of respondents saying they view mature workers as reliable and 88 percent considering them professional. These are two ingredients that are a must for virtual office workers.
Many mature workers today are in the second phase of their career, some of whom had to come out of retirement or were laid off during the most recent economic downturn. They may be looking for more flexible work options, like telecommuting from a virtual office in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago or wherever else they call home.
The top 10 jobs for mature workers include—and you can do at least half of them from a virtual office:
- Training / Learning Instructor
- Financial Consultant / Advisor
- Retail Sales Representative
- Local Tourism Guide
- Customer Service Representative
- Non-Profit Recruiter / Manager
- Accounts Payable / Receivable Clerk
- Administrative Assistant
- Technical Writer
- Quality Control Engineer
Mature workers—technically, workers 50 or over—can be a true asset to any organization. But many, especially workers coming out of retirement, may want more flexible job options. Offering telecommuting from a virtual office options can help you attract and retain these valuable mature workers.