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AARP’s Susan Weinstock Comments On Employer Outreach To Older Workers.

January 7, 2019

Human Resource Executive (1/7) reports recruiting older workers is “well worth going the extra mile” as the older working population increases. AARP Vice President Susan Weinstock highlighted the participation of over 800 employers in AARP’s Employer Pledge Program, in which “companies affirm that they value older workers and a multigenerational workforce and hired based on ability regardless of age,” as proof that more companies are taking advantage of this population. However, per Human Resource Executive, “fewer than one-third of employers offer any sort of flexible work options for older workers,” and similarly “Weinstock says that flexibility is something older workers desire in a job,” such that “if employers don’t make simple changes to recruiting practices, they’ll run the risk of missing out on key talent.” Weinstock also warned of unconscious bias in job advertisements, including through use of language like “digital native” and youth-centric photographs on company websites.

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