A new NEOhio website has been launched that helps local employers find seasoned, reliable workers over 50, and assists experienced job seekers in finding opportunities for later-career candidates.
Called Nifty50s (www.nifty50s.com), the site’s creators were inspired after speaking with dozens of hiring managers at career fairs who shared that older workers were often their hire of choice for a variety of solid business reasons.
They're practical, mature, accomplished, prepared and ready to hit the ground running. A 2009 Boston College survey of HR managers stated “late-career employees were perceived most positively . . . with regard to having low turnover rates, having a strong work ethic, being reliable, and being loyal . . . in comparison to early- and mid-career employees.”
Employers can post their jobs for free on Nifty50s; and can be confident that the job seekers who will be viewing those postings are pre-qualified: experienced, older applicants interested in a great fit with a company that values their work history.
And these older workers aren’t in a hurry to go anywhere soon. They remain at their companies longer than early-career hires, and large numbers of baby boomers want to keep on working far beyond age 62 or 65.
Hiring managers can also search through the website’s over-50 applicant database for candidates with specific industry experience, job skills, education, geographic preferences and more.
Job seekers who are over 50 can subscribe to www.nifty50s.com, paying a low monthly fee. Instead of being locked into a 12-month contract, the site anticipates that job seekers want to land that great new position quickly – and be out of the job market relatively fast.
“Job seeker subscribers can search for employers who have listed their positions with us, and apply directly to those HR departments,” explains Jim Tabaczynski, Offensive Coordinator for www.Nifty50s.com.
Nifty50s launched two weeks ago, and is currently focusing on getting the word out to employers who are open to hiring candidates in this age group.
“We feel the site is a real value to local companies. Just by registering at www.Nifty50s.com, employers will be able to post their job openings for free, which can save thousands of dollars every year in placement costs,” adds Tabaczynski.
Questions about the employment/candidate site can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.