Hiring Older Workers - Employer FAQ
Why hire older workers?
The benefits of hiring mature workers are many:
- Enhance workforce age diversity.
- Boost candidate retention rate & reduce recruitment costs.
- Increase overall business productivity.
- Bring more experienced ‘mentors’ into your business.
- Lower business risk by sourcing high calibre, quality mature candidates on-line.
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How much does it cost to post a job ad?
Packages start from as little as $150 including GST. When you post a job ad you also have the ability to browse our resume database and approach talent directly at no additional cost.
If you are interested in posting more than one job ad, or other advertising and/or sponsorship opportunities contact Heidi@adage.com.au for an individual quote.
How long does it take to register?
Less than 10 minutes to complete all your company details and profile. Register now.
Can you integrate with other recruitment software providers?
Yes, our job board technology can integrate with any external software. This includes Taleo, PageUp People, Springboard and Jobadder. This ensures all your applications are delivered to one convenient location for you to manage.
What are the benefits of registering with Adage and hiring older workers?
Not only do we offer competitive rates, but Adage also enables organisations to get their brand in front of a powerful yet largely neglected online audience. Baby boomers spend more time and money online than any other demographic and we enable our clients to communicate directly with this audience through our multiple communication channels including Facebook, Twitter and our e-newsletter.
Do you offer digital and banner advertising?
Yes. Contact our advertising manager Heidi@adage.com.au to discuss your specific requirements.
I’m having technical difficulties. Who can I contact?
Email us at email@example.com and we will respond within 24 hours.
How do I contact a Mature Age Job Seeker from the Resume database?
To contact older workers from the resume database you simply need to click on 'Search Jobseekers' from the Employer Home page, complete the required criteria and a list of filtered mature aged candidates along with their profiles will be displayed. You can then select those you wish to connect with.
What is a 'featured job'?
Selecting the 'featured job' option when you post a job on Adage.com.au is a very effective way to highlight your opportunity to our Adage members. It will appear on the home page and in the top section of job search results when a job seeker searches for an opportunity with the same criteria.
Are my job applicant details stored online if I need them?
Yes. The details of all older workers who apply for your jobs are emailed to you, and they are stored online in your secure online employer account.
Can I store notes about my Mature Age Job Applicants online?
Yes. You can search for applicants, view applicants by job, create notes against applicants, update your applicant status, send auto acknowledgement emails to applicants and more.
Can I screen my mature age job applicants as they apply?
Yes. Adage.com.au allows you to create mandatory yes/no screening questions on each of your job ads to be answered by the applicant when they apply for your role. For example, "Are you CPA qualified?"
Does the applicant's score get displayed on their application?
Yes. Your screening questions and the applicant's answers are emailed to you and stored online in your account. Applications for your jobs are scored (e.g. 5/5) and sorted in order of best scores first.
Is there a company directory where we can tell Adage members more about our business?
Yes, there is a searchable company directory. Employers who post jobs on Adage.com.au can list their business in this directory. These directory pages get thousands of page views each month.
Want to know more about Older Workers and Age Discrimination?
Last year our first full time Age Discrimination Commissioner was appointed, the Hon Susan Ryan. With an increase in age discrimination based complaints organisations should also be aware of the risks involved in not addressing this issue in their diversity policy and educating their recruitment teams on the benefits of hiring older workers.
More information relating to the Age Discrimination Act 2004 can be found at the Australian Human Rights Commission website