The Truth About Hiring Older Employees

Cathy Fyock

You thought your older employees would look forward to retirement and enjoy some time playing that extra round of golf or puttering in the garden. They did, too.

But many retirees are finding that a life full of leisure activities isn’t as much fun as when these activities offered a break from the hectic pace of work. Many retirees are interested in returning to work, and so are their employers, who are discovering that certain skills and talents aren’t readily available in the current talent pool.

When the Louisville Metropolitan Police Department (LMPD) faced labor shortages (they often have between 60 to 80 vacancies at one given time), they decided to look for innovative ways to staff open ...

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