An important consideration when recruiting older workers is to consider what their strengths and weaknesses are likely to be in terms of their cognitive abilities (thinking abilities or intelligence). By using the right mix of psychometric tests you can easily and quickly identify what type of work older workers are best suited for, and in what aspects of work more training may be required.
This may also help guide organisational restructure and employee development programs.
There has been much research about the effect of ageing on cognition. Read on to find out more about some of the key outcomes of their research..