Ageism

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Getting Older – How young people see seniors

WE ASKED: WHAT AGE IS ‘OLD’?  Answer : 59 Female respondents chose 61 as ‘old,’ whereas those identified as male went with 56. PERCEPTIONS OF AGING #1 “People’s driving skills decline as they age.” #2“ As people age, they become lonelier.” #3“ People like their bodies less when they get old.” #4“ As people get … Continue reading

Ageism in Finance in UK – One in four professionals experiences it

One-quarter of finance professionals have either experienced or witnessed agediscrimination at work, according to research by eFinancialCareers. The eFinancialCareers Diversity Survey is based on a poll of 1,500 workers from the finance sector. It suggests exactly one-third of employees between 41 and 50-years-old have been discouraged from applying for a role on the grounds of … Continue reading

Older Workers in Australia / Pushed out of jobs says Age Discrimination Commissioner

YOUNGER bosses who nag older workers to take redundancies, tell them they\’re too old to receive training or deny them promotion are forcing thousands into early retirement. By also refusing to hire older workers they are adding to the nation’s ballooning health and welfare costs by pushing otherwise productive people on to the aged or … Continue reading

Age Discrimination Is On The Rise / Is 50 the new 65 ?

In every corner of America, millions of people are terrified of losing their jobs and falling into financial ruin. Men and women with impressive professional achievements and credentials are being let go, nudged out and pushed aside. They are pounding the pavement and scouring the job sites, but find themselves turned away even for the … Continue reading

Older employees have lower health risks study finds

Despite being twice as old as those in their 30s, 60 year-old employees have lower health risks, findings from PruHealth suggest Continue reading

UK / 83% of jobseekers over 60 believe that they have been rejected for a job because of their age

The survey also found that 73% of those aged 51-60 feel that they too have been discounted from a role due to their age Continue reading

US Older Workers / Simoneau’s story

Forty-four percent of jobless workers 55 or older had been unemployed for over a year in 2012. And while older workers have a lower unemployment rate overall, the ones who lose their jobs can find the long hunt for work unbearable.
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US/ Older workers underutilized or not ? It depends

In the U.S. non-federal sector, older workers are more likely than younger counterparts to report being able to put their best skills to use, a survey says. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index involving 115,000 U.S. adults — including 8,000 who identified themselves as federal workers — was conducted Jan. 2-Dec. 30, 2012. About 85 percent of … Continue reading

Blatant age discrimination hurts employers, not just older workers

Is age discrimination a hushed secret or a blatant action by employers filling vacant jobs? Nick Corcodilos explains why the practice continues despite some companies’ worries that they are losing out on the institutional knowledge and experience that older workers can bring to the table. James — New York: Why aren’t you addressing blatant age discrimination? … Continue reading

Age Discrimination in Startups

On Sunday, Scott Kirsner’s Boston Globe column raised the issue of age discrimination and startups, collecting a laundry list of reasons why many young, innovative companies are subtly (or not so subtly) biased against older workers. He concludes: Ten years ago, if there was a bias evident in the Boston start-up scene, it tilted toward companies run … Continue reading

Do Younger RH Discriminate Older Workers ?

Dear J.T. & Dale: My belief is that the younger generation of HR workers openly discriminate against older employees. I believe they are threatened because they are simply outperformed by the 40- to 70-year-olds. Thoughts? – Aaron J.T.: I’m not sure that it’s a question of who’s more productive, but rather, who’s less expensive. Labor costs … Continue reading

Canada – 74% believe older job applicants are discriminated against

Nearly three-quarters of Canadians believe workplaces are shunning older job applicants based solely on their age, a worrisome finding given labour force trends in Canada.In a survey conducted by Ipsos Reid exclusively for Postmedia News, 74 per cent of those asked either “strongly” or “somewhat” agreed that employers discriminate against older people looking for jobs. … Continue reading

Report – Too Much to Lose: Understanding and supporting Britain’s older workers

The report Too Much to Lose: Understanding and supporting Britain’s older workers by Matthew Tinsley published on policyexchange.org.uk examines the position of over-50s in the UK labour market. It outlines the large barriers to work that they face and highlights that the majority of these barriers remain unaddressed by government support. It argues that without reforms to address these issues, … Continue reading

Job Search | Ageism exists

Ageism does exist, as many types of discriminations do when hiring. What you need to do, however, is strategically plan how you are going to present yourself in an interview. Right now there is a declining work force. Thousands and thousands of people are retiring, taking with them years of institutional knowledge. This knowledge is … Continue reading

UPDATE – Ageism | Job-hogging over-50s

BBC News – Should job-hogging over-50s all resign? Too few jobs. Rising unemployment, especially for young people. Here’s a radical solution, says commentator on office and workplace life, Lucy Kellaway of the Financial Times (born 1959). Wasting time on the internet recently I came upon a nasty statistic. In the next 10 years, there will … Continue reading

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