Friday, 1 June 2012

Opportunity and Hope With The Really Caring 60+ Recruitment Company

via Seniors Discounts

A company started by Brian Kent provides older people with the opportunity to continue contributing meaningfully to the economy and the world.

Much has been said in the news about older people, their need to keep working to make ends meet, and the growing trend of younger people who have been feeling neglected for jobs in favour of older people holding on to theirs. Like the housing crisis, there seems to be little end to the trouble faced by either older people struggling to re-enter job markets or younger people seeking to enter them for the first time.

At the end of 2007, however, The Really Caring 60+ Recruitment Co. was founded to provide an unusual solution to a persisting problem. The company recognises that not all older people look for only financial reward when doing their work.

Instead, it helps people who have retired find stimulating work in which they can make use of their values, knowledge and abilities to help those they serve. It helps those who still want a purpose in life without the tense focus on the competition of the “rat race” to find such a purpose.

Although many workplaces are beginning to consider older applicants for positions while others are retaining their older employees for longer periods of time, the majority still focus on younger employees at entry level jobs or highly skilled jobs that are time- and training-sensitive.

The company was started by Brian Kent, who is himself past “retirement age,” but felt the need to continue doing something meaningful with his time that extended beyond a seaside cottage and daily walks on the beach.

Mr Kent is an experienced international entrepreneur and businessman who recognised the need to cater for a gradually changing workforce demographic. Currently, 30% of the working population is aged over 60.

If all able bodied persons over 60 were to supplement their pension income with meaningful work, this could significantly relieve the burden that the government seems unable to improve. It is a strategy that makes sense in the light of the accumulated skills, talent, knowledge, and experience of the older workforce.

Nobody today can viably deny that the world has changed. We can no longer call people in their 60s, 70s, or even 80s “geriatric” if they climb mountains, run marathons, and enter universities. Maybe this is why companies like The Really Caring 60+ Co. are the start of a new era, where the right, and even the obligation, of every able person to contribute to the economy of the country is recognised.

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