Training, of course, is a two-way street, and mature workers are also an excellent resource for conducting training. At the Centers for New Horizons, a community services organization located in Chicago, mature workers serve on advisory committees, using their experience and knowledge to inform the decision-making process. Mature workers make excellent mentors for junior staff, because they pass on the wisdom and knowledge they have gained through experience.
Experienced workers are a powerful presence and make key contributions to employers’ ongoing success. The AARP Best Employers clearly recognize this.