Video conferencing helps older workers stay on the payroll

Tuesday, September 6 2011

Age has always been a problem when it comes to careers. When you're younger it is hard to earn respect because of inexperience. However, as you get older, fewer companies are interested in your talents because they've become outdated. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 10 million Baby Boomers are expected to retire by 2012. Interestingly, video conferencing could alter that statistic.

Deciding when to retire is not always easy - especially since many individuals are pressured into it rather than entering retirement by choice. However, video conferencing has changed many work environments and can can older employees to work a more flexible schedule from their homes.

The opportunity to employ experienced workers on a full-time or consultant basis is also beneficial to employers. By establishing a remote work policy and introducing video conferencing technology in the office, individuals are able to collaborate no matter what their geographical location is.

The technology is a useful way to continue to employ experienced workers who are bothered by commute times and the rigid structure of an office but who still have a lot to offer a company. MegaMeeting supplies businesses across the country with software that can encourage companies to consider experienced workers as a viable asset.