03 Nov '11, 6am

Younger interviewers less likely to hire mature job seekers

Younger interviewers less likely to hire mature job seekers

Mature job seekers are less likely to be hired by interview panels consisting just young people, a survey here has found. -- PHOTO: THE NEW PAPER By Elgin Toh Mature job seekers are less likely to be hired by interview panels consisting just young people, a survey here has found. Their likelihood of getting and keeping the job jumped from 57 per cent to 69 per cent when they are faced instead with a mixed panel of young and old interviewers. Commissioned by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (Tafep), the survey also found that organisations with age-friendly employment practices, such as providing a 'buddy' from the same age group, were more likely to recruit and retain mature employees. The attributes of the mature job seekers matter too. Those who were tech-savvy, had a positive attitude and prepared for their interviews had a better chance of getting ...

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