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Why ‘facial discrimination’ against older workers is robbing millennials of valuable life skills

Why ‘facial discrimination’ against older workers is robbing millennials of valuable life skills

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  • With CEO’s and managers getting younger, it is not surprising that they tend to hire young employees, who « think » like them but also less challenge them, leaving behind the valuable perspectives of older and experienced individuals. « Silicon Valley’s 150-biggest tech companies have actually faced

    With CEO’s and managers getting younger, it is not surprising that they tend to hire young employees, who « think » like them but also less challenge them, leaving behind the valuable perspectives of older and experienced individuals. « Silicon Valley’s 150-biggest tech companies have actually faced more accusations of age bias over the past decade than racial or gender bias. »

  • People should be hired for their ability to help make a company better. It does not matter how old you are. Do what is best for your employees and your company.

    Why not have a wise man/woman help you rise and grow?

  • Having experienced ageism personally, it is most definitely a real thing, and at least in the finance industry, it is often just a matter of economics. When the work of a senior managing director with 30 years of experience can be done by 2 fresh mba's for less than half of the cost, or can be done faster

    Having experienced ageism personally, it is most definitely a real thing, and at least in the finance industry, it is often just a matter of economics. When the work of a senior managing director with 30 years of experience can be done by 2 fresh mba's for less than half of the cost, or can be done faster through automation, the economics will drive decision making. The challenge for more experienced people, like any other business is to innovate and differentiate.

  • I am part of the last generation that is native both to life before the internet and and after it. It remains to be seen whether that dual perspective will be seen in the future as valuable or a waste of brain space. I believe that having walked in an analog world will make my ilk better able to innovate

    I am part of the last generation that is native both to life before the internet and and after it. It remains to be seen whether that dual perspective will be seen in the future as valuable or a waste of brain space. I believe that having walked in an analog world will make my ilk better able to innovate, down the line. We’ll see.

  • Why I started my own company.

  • As always, they don't want us to live. Big companies only want young, atractive people. That's their idea of "bussiness"

  • This is type of discrimination is very real with companies that perform blatant discrimination with almost complete impunity e.g., IBM, and many others that do it more subtlety.