Who is more qualified - a young specialist or an experienced worker
Objective reasons for age discrimination
Age requirements to become set for almost all categories of workers whose work is called an office, including administrative staff, heads of departments and even top managers. At first glance, to be of age discrimination is quite a reasonable explanation. If we are talking about a young professional, just graduated from College, it is clear that his training with a diploma only beginning. The company will have to spend some time, usually about a year, the fact that he learned the basics of the profession, and it is not yet known — not if he leaves after that to competitors.
On the other hand, an experienced worker with high qualifications, as a rule, is already in a critical age. Since technology is constantly evolving and improving, people after 45 years is not so easy to remain competent due to some inertia and conservatism inherent in age. In addition, the high qualifications and experience the candidates have, in some cases, especially when the company is less experienced and competent, are also not welcome.
Whom to choose - a young specialist or a candidate with experience
In each case, the recruitment agencies best would be to use individual approach and to consider not only the requirements of the employer, but also the personal qualities of the candidate. There are professions that require speed of response and visual acuity, in which even the experience and high qualification is not a serious argument and a guarantee that they will be able to do a better job than a new graduate.
For some qualified professionals, such as lawyers, experience is a kind of blinders do not allow you to look at the problem from a different angle. In such cases, a young professional, who studied according to the latest regulations, may be for the company more profitable acquisition, despite the fact that some time it will need to train. On the other hand, a professional with a name and their client base will always be in demand.
Gaining new employees, consider the situation with the staff in each individual company. If you already have a backbone of experienced qualified professionals, there is a sense in the future to form a team with the involvement of less experienced young professionals, which will teach more trained colleagues. In the case where the company clearly lacks experienced professionals, preference in hiring will have to give those who already had the right qualifications, even if it is people close to retirement age.