Type of Content: News
Resource Title: Employers Failing to Tackle Age Bias in Recruitment, According to New Report
Publication Title: Centre for Ageing Better
Publish Date: January 12, 2021
Employers are failing to identify and tackle potential age bias in their recruitment process, with most employers interviewed not seeing it as a ‘problem’ in their organisation, according to a new report by the Centre for Ageing Better. This is despite the fact that some of those interviewed held negative views of older people, such as older workers ‘having poor IT skills’ or looking ‘worn-out.’ As a result, Ageing Better warns, older workers made redundant in the months ahead risk being shut out of employment.
The new research, carried out by the Institute for Employment Studies, found that despite many employers stating diversity and inclusion were important to them, few had strategies or approaches specifically aimed at making the recruitment process more diverse and inclusive in the context of age.
The report outlines practical steps that employers could take to make recruitment more age-inclusive as well as actions to avoid.
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