D&I Forum: Too young, too old... Is ageism still an issue?
There has been a real emphasis on improving equality in the workforce with many employers focused on Diversity and Inclusion. Yet, ageism still seems to be the most "socially acceptable" form of discrimination in the workplace. So how prevalent is it?
More than half of professionals over the age of 40 indicated experiencing ageism in their careers, most prevalently in financial services, advertising and marketing, and technology. Yet age-based discrimination works both ways, with younger employees often treated differently, and more likely to be dismissed, especially as a result of the pandemic. Together with our experts, we discussed what is being done to negate age-based discrimination, what companies can do to create headroom for the next generation without mistreating more seasoned employees, and how to promote a multi-generational workplace, which has been proven to benefit both the younger and older workers.
Thank you to our incredible panel:
- Kate Clark, Senior Strategic PR Professional and Founder of KCPR KateClarkPR
- Corina Iordache, Senior Brand Manager at Suntory Beverage
- Kim Chaplain, Associate Director for Centre for Ageing Better
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