Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions.
Posts Tagged Age Bias
One of the biggest biases we have as leaders is ageism. If you’re 35 years old and running a department and you are looking to fill a position on your team that will be your righthand person, the last thing you’re looking for is a 55-year-old to fill that spot! That’s just me being real for a second.
You and I both know that a 35-year-old hiring manager is looking for a 25 – 28 year old to fill that spot.
Humans have one unique ability that sets us apart from machines and animals: The ability to imagine and create. But has your workforce been given the opportunity to be human? Are you providing employees the space to achieve their full potential?
Or worse, is your workplace actually working against them?
Heather Tinsley-Fix of AARP talks about why employers need to learn how to prevent unintended age bias as recruiting becomes increasingly powered by AI and automation and why it matters to employees.