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How Seasoned Employees Add Value to Your Young Team

Posted By: John Sweney on January 28, 2023

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In 2023, employers will be more actively hunting for seasoned employees, i.e., experienced professionals who possess the expertise, skills, and know-how required to steer their teams in the right direction.

If your team is full of younger professionals, you’ll benefit from their creativity, enthusiasm, and fresh perspectives, but they may have a gap when it comes to experience, so their learning curve may be longer. While equipping your team with young talent is important, it’s not enough. Your team must also include seasoned professionals who keep other team members focused and steady.

In this blog, we’ll help you understand how seasoned employees add value to younger teams. We’ll also help you determine what kind of seasoned professional may be a perfect fit for your team. Let’s begin.

High Level of Professionalism

Seasoned employees exhibit a higher level of professionalism due to their experience working for other companies over the years. This background brings an insightful understanding of the industry to your team, tightening their overall learning curve and filtering possible solutions based on years of experience. As a result, they develop a high level of maturity that reflects in the work they do. The right kind of seasoned professional does this by example, if not through management style.

From keeping team members focused during meetings to counseling younger managers on style and technique, they can act as the glue that binds the team together.

While young talent is brimming with zeal, they sometimes lack the high degree of professionalism needed to keep initiatives on track. Seasoned professionals are typically responsible and disciplined. They also possess excellent improvisation, mitigation, and contingency skills for times when the team runs into unexpected problems.

Dedication and Commitment

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Seasoned employees with 20+ years of experience stand out for their dedication and commitment to their industry, employer, clients, and company.

As of January 2023, employees have stayed with their company for 18 months on average. Many people use a job as a stepping stone for their next opportunity. When a professional sticks around for a longer period, they develop a level of loyalty that’s difficult to find.

Seasoned employees aren’t looking for their next big break. When they settle into their late 40s, 50s, and 60s, they start prioritizing comfort and take great pride in the work they do for their organization. The loyalty an organization has for them is gladly reciprocated.

No employee is guaranteed to stick around. However, if you want an employee who’s consistently there for your company, a seasoned employee could be the perfect fit. Their work ethic and mentorship can rub off on younger employees and benefit your company tremendously.

Recommended Read: 9 Simple Strategies to Build Loyalty & Retain Employees for the Long Term

Exceptional Mentoring Abilities

Seasoned employees are exceptional mentors. They can provide coaching to young employees and help them develop a range of soft skills like time management, leadership, teamwork, communication, and adaptability, among others. Since they’ve spent more time in their profession, they have a knack for empowering young talent who have less experience and expertise.

If you’re looking for seasoned professionals to join your dynamic team or organization, contact the Sales recruiters Austin at Brookwoods Group. As one of the top executive recruiting firms in Houston, we provide companies with creative, capable, motivated, and experienced professionals who bring the skills, experience, and cultural fit they need to add value now.

If you want to hire new talent, explore our executive Staffing company in Austin for organizations across Houston. If you have any questions, our team is always happy to help. Call us today to learn more.