Patti Temple Rocks on the Manage Smarter podcast from SalesFuel

Manage Smarter 120: Coronavirus, Layoffs and Older Workers

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Coronavirus has caused layoffs of more than 26 million Americans from their jobs. Are older workers a liability or competitive advantage and if you are an older worker, how can you increase your value to your employer during this unprecedented time?

Patti Temple Rocks is the author of the book called "I'm Not Done: It's Time to Talk About Ageism in the Workplace." She is also a senior partner at a marketing agency in Chicago.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to remote meeting platform strain caused by more people working from home than ever, there is some audio dropout throughout this recording.

In this episode, Audrey, Lee and Patti discuss:

  •  Why mature workers are the last ones you should consider cutting
  • Conversations to have with older workers in choosing furloughs, layoffs and payroll reductions
  • Signs a company doesn’t value older workers
  • How late career workers can increase their value amid COVID-19

"The older worker – who may sometimes cost more, comes with incredibly valuable wisdom and experience to navigate and mentor others through difficult times."

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, Manage Smarter 120: Coronavirus, Layoffs and Older Workers

C. Lee Smith

CEO and Founder at SalesFuel
C. Lee Smith is the President/CEO of SalesFuel - a firm he founded in 1989. He was named one of the 14 Leading Sales Consultants by Selling Power magazine. Lee is the creator of the AdMall® and SalesFuel COACH™ SaaS platforms. He is also a Gitomer Certified Advisor, expert on the Sales Experts Channel and a C‑Suite Network Advisor.
, Manage Smarter 120: Coronavirus, Layoffs and Older Workers


@SalesFuel CEO C. Lee Smith. Speaker, entrepreneur, sales and employee toxicity expert, leadership and management consultant. Co-host, Manage Smarter podcast.
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