My best workers are aged 60-80… are tech savvy… & I’m hiring!

| August 26, 2020

Older workers make the best workers for three main reasons: work and life experience, loyalty and reliability, according to Rose Smith from Absolute Soul Secrets.

I’ve come to discover this after growing my psychic business over two decades, to a point where I now run the largest psychic network in the southern hemisphere – and engagemostly mature age workers – some aged 80 plus.

I believe seniors shouldn’t be overlooked in the workforce as they possess the best attributes for long-term employment.

They are motivated and technology-savvy, and if they don’t know something, they make it their mission to learn – for example they retrain to learn about the internet.

At age 60 I’ve become a professional YouTuber! I already have more than 15,500 subscribers to my channel and that number is climbing rapidly – I’ve had almost 2500 in the past month.It’s fantastic that I’m now being paid to spread my message throughout the world.

My best workers are aged 60-80 and some have been with me for over 15 years – they put the business first. In fact, I’m hiring now and always looking for adults with genuine psychic ability regardless of age.

We don’t have formal policies about hiring mature age people, but it often turns out that way because they have the qualities we’re looking for: experience, loyalty and reliability.

We do specify a ‘mature attitude’. Life experience counts, especially if you are working in a profession where you are dealing with other humans.

Humans are notoriously unreliable and unstable because that’s life at the moment. We need genuine people who can accurately sense what is happening and mature people have those skills already honed.

According to the Australian Department of Education, Skills and Employment mature age workers are 2.4 times more likely to remain with an employer, get ill less often, take fewer sick days and are quicker to come back to work after being ill.

The Department also says mature age workers contribute skills and experience, reliability, strong work ethic and communication skills.

In my experience mature workers have the following attributes:

  • Good leadership skills: they make good leaders because they often have stronger communication skills than their younger colleagues.
  • Know what they want: they are true to themselves and don’t let other people’s worries affect them as much. Generally, they have firmer psychological boundaries.
  • Loyal: they put the business first, which is what you want as a business operator.
  • Good work ethic: they are reliable and mentally, emotionally and physically ready for work.
  • Strong networks: with decades of job and life experience, networks are well-established.

There’s a common misconception older workers are less capable, less able to adapt, or less willing to roll up their sleeves and do something new when compared to their younger peers.

Some members of the younger generation have never seen anything bad, they have never seen a recession, they don’t realise what it’s like to never have any money at all, they don’t know what it is to go hungry – there is a false sense of entitlement. They don’t know how lucky they are, especially in Australia!

To disregard older workers would be to a business’ detriment because there are so many of us Baby Boomers (around five million) and this number is growing.

With the onset of COVID-19 and in recent times and people not having as many children – those whole generations are going to be affected. Businesses willhave no choice but to engage mature workers as younger generations won’t be there.

And being mature age doesn’t mean you need to wind down anytime soon.

Just because you’re 50, 60, 70 or even 80 doesn’t mean your life’s work is done.

The most exciting part may still be on the horizon. Being psychic and a spiritual adviser is probably the only job in the world where the older one gets, the more one is appreciated. I don’t believe there is an actual age to stop or start anything.

I started my business Absolute Soul Secrets when I was 40, and now contract 80 psychics including clairvoyants, mediums, astrologers, crystal ball scryers, dream interpreters, tarot card readers and spiritual Healers. They all work remotely from countries including Australia, New Zealand, England, America, the Netherlands, and France.

There are not too many jobs like being an astrologer or psychic where due to the nature of the work, the older you get, the more experience you get and therefore the better a reader you become.

I was very much inspired by Louise Hay as I had trained in her Teachers Program back in the 90s in California.

I remember her talking about writing her first book You Can Heal Your Life at 50 and so I didn’t feel ‘too old’ to start a business at 40 and I don’t feel ‘too old’ to be a professional YouTuber now.

When I first started my business, I didn’t leave the house for six months, as I was taking calls for psychic readings at all hours of the day and night.

I’d put the phone right next to my bed and the calls kept coming, so I kept answering them. It was extremely hard work but it’s the determination that gets you through. Everyone born in the 1950’s has the ‘Arrow of Determination’ in their numerology and that determination has certainly paid off for me. I think it can for others too!

How does your business support mature workers?

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