Why Middle East companies should not write off the over 40s when recruiting

SourceArabian Business
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

“These candidates look perfect – but how old are they?” This is actually a question we recruiters can face, and sadly one that we still here in the region. Being 40 years old, I realise that some businesses might now consider people my age too old, which I find unbelievable. The CEO of a leading advertising group recently bragged: “The average age of someone who works at our firm is less than 30 – they don’t hark back to the 1980s, luckily”. Insulting most of his senior management in the process. Naturally, I feel quite passionate about this. A workforce that reflects the world, and likely your customer base, makes for a stronger team.

Like in sport, experience compliments youth incredibly well, just look at the make-up of the most successful teams. Employees ...read more...