Even though it is difficult to admit, we have unconscious biases that influence our interactions and decisions.
Posts Tagged ageism
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.
Over the last decade, most HR leaders have been obsessed by the role of millennials at work and figuring out how to meet the different expectations and needs of these young workers.
Certainly, this has been important work. But, leaders need to be aware of a much bigger demographic challenge ahead: the role of people over the age of 55.