I keep hearing about really knowledgeable and skilled people in their 50s and 60s who are searching for jobs and not getting them. As I chat with them at different times and in different places, each has a sense that age plays a role in not getting at least some of the jobs they seek.
I am reblogging a popular post from a few years ago about multi-age work teams.
Ageism in hiring practices is a terrible mistake, not just because it’s wrong but because it weakens the workplace. Multi-age teams produce better products, services, technology innovations, and while research keeps confirming the importance of intergenerational groups at work, employers are slow to catch on.
Have you been ever in a work situation where you feel especially old because younger colleagues occasionally roll their eyes or flaunt their up-to-the-minute technology skills? Does this situation make you speak defensively, sometimes making jokes about senior moments or aging? We’ve all been there!
Two broad reasons that a variety of age groups work together well and produce better results are:
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