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It’s time for companies to end the obsession with millennials and hire older workers with skills and expertise

Kelly Palmer
It’s time for companies to end the obsession with millennials and hire older workers with skills and expertise

OUTSIDE THE BOX When I was chief learning officer at LinkedIn, I bucked a popular trend in the tech sector. The rule — in practice, though not in writing, of course — was to hire millennials. This had been the case for years, since hiring managers across the industry believed what a young Facebook (FB) CEO Mark Zuckerberg once said: “Young people are just smarter.