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Idea from Linda Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Linda Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Title

Ageism: The Last Acceptable Bias?

Summary

A special report in AARP Bulletin indicates that, in hiring, “younger applicants are often explicitly favored for open positions, particularly through illegally worded help-wanted ads that appear every day on online job boards.” They refer to ageism as the last acceptable bias? This has been a topic covered in the media in recent years as baby boomers remain in the workforce. But, in a tight labor market how much of a reality is this? Does it vary by industry? What are the signs/symptoms of agei

Author

Linda Pophal, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Keywords

  • ageism
  • bias in recruiting
  • baby boomers
  • millennials
  • gen x
  • gen y
  • gen z
  • age discrimination