Posted on: February 13th, 2017
Being an employer is not for the faint of heart, particularly with the wide variety of laws involved. One law that can be complex is the Age Discrimination Employment Act, which makes discriminating against someone one on the basis of age illegal. Simply engaging in good hiring practices for people of varying age isn’t always enough. Unless you know how to build good relationships with older employees, they may still feel discriminated against.
Building strong relationships with older employees, whether they are new hires or have been with you for years, isn’t just about making sure they are happy. Employers can leverage the power of senior employees by recognizing the benefits they bring to the table. There is no reason you cannot foster relationships that are a win-win if you develop the following practices.
Building good relationships with senior employees is very similar to the way you should do it for all your employees. If you are courteous, respectful, and positive, it’s easy to build a good team. The benefits are immeasurable, and you’ll stay on the right side of the various labor laws. Should you need professional advice and payroll assistance, do not hesitate to contact Partners Human Resources.
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