Ageism

Age-based assumptions are leading employers astray

Age is always a humorous topic in the HR magazine office. It’s a key signifier of what TV shows we were brought up on or which Glastonbury festival we remember with fond, if hazy, memories.

We need to talk about ageism in the workplace

Ageism is often overlooked as a form of discrimination, but with an ageing population and increased attention to workers’ rights, employers would do well to take a strong line against it

What HR can learn from the IBM ageism row

IBM has been accused of trying to force out older employees, with court documents alleging managers refer to them dismissively as ‘dinobabies’ who should be an ‘extinct species’ in favour of younger...

Boomers, millennials, Gen Z: Do generational labels do more harm than good?

Generational categories are increasingly seen as potentially harmful to a harmonious workplace and based on spurious pseudoscience, finds Sarah Ronan

Ageism blocking benefits of an intergenerational workforce

A wave of over 50s made redundant at the end of the furlough scheme might see themselves locked out of work by ageism in the recruitment process, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned.

Age discrimination biggest obstacle to re-entering employment

People out of work want more guidance on the jobs they should apply for

Age discrimination rife in the workplace

Employers who overlook the skills of older workers will face talent shortages, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned

Over-50s plan to work longer

Older workers feel unsupported by their employers, despite estimates that a third of the UK workforce will be aged over 50 by 2020

Employers unprepared for ageing workforce

?The Centre for Ageing Better called on UK employers to develop more age-friendly employment policies and practices

The HR challenges of an ageing workforce

People are living (and working) for longer, which has implications for employers' age strategies beyond older workers