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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