Despite continued efforts in removing age discrimination in the workplace, research has shown that there is still a need for improvement in this area, particularly in technology fields.
And, with the sudden shift to remote working amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many may wrongly assume mature workers are at a disadvantage based on the stereotype that younger employees are more comfortable using technology at work.
Older workers, however, possess soft skills such as problem solving and communications skills that are critical to success in telework. Employers should be proactive in upskilling all employees as needed and addressing stereotypes in the workplace. They should offer “allyship based on protected categories including age, ability or ethnicity and gender diversity,” suggested Floss Aggrey, vice president of diversity and inclusion at Randstad Sourceright.
Read the full article in HR Dive to get more tips on tackling age bias in the workplace. You can also visit Randstad Sourceright’s Diversity and Inclusion Insights Stream for more insights on advancing diversity and inclusion in your own organization.
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