Article by Ceri Wheeldon
Great to see ageism being taken seriously and brought ‘centre stage’ with the inaugural ‘Champion Age Diversity Day’ on June 11th.
While diversity is key for any successful business, there are still issues to be resolved in ensuring that age is no longer a barrier to individuals seeking or wishing to remain in employment , and that ageism is no longer a barrier for employers to engage and retain an older workforce.
The demographic of our workforce is changing as the population ages, and pension age increases. In times of high employment and an acknowledged skills shortage, companies can’t afford to ignore the benefits older workers bring to the workplace.
Gender, disability and race have been on the agenda for diversity and inclusion in the workplace,...