Age discrimination might be one of the biggest challenges.
Ageism is an issue that transcends borders with varying degrees of intensity depending upon a variety of cultural implications. Employers within the US are in a good position to either embrace the inclusion of older workers amidst their ranks or do what many have done – simply ignore it.
With the rapidly aging workforce and the tight constraints on available talent in many sectors, we have seen clients take advantage of including older and more experienced talent within their ranks. Call it a diversity initiative or whatever you wish, it’s an opportunity to take stock of when looking at your talent acquisition strategies.
This article by the Washington Post shows the efforts of a generation to battle ageism.
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Having spent many years at KPMG as a partner and finally as Head of Corporate Finance, Midlands, Richard Boot currently chairs and holds directorship of various companies associated with staffing and recruitment. He is also a former board member of IRC Global Executive Search Partners.
IRC Global Executive Search Partners convened affiliates and business partners at three regional summits covering Asia Pacific (APAC), Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and the Americas in early 2019 to spark an intercontinental discussion about leadership and organizational preparedness in an era characterized by accelerating technological change and disruption.