71. The Culture of Ageism

Episode 71 March 21, 2022 01:24:35
71. The Culture of Ageism
The Culture of Things
71. The Culture of Ageism
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Brendan Rogers

Show Notes

Have you ever declined to interview a candidate because they were over 40?  Are you in the over 40 age group? Have you yourself been the victim of ageism in your job search?  

In this episode, I’m joined by Toby Marshall, an “Ageism Warrior.”  As Toby tells it in his frank and open manner, “Ageism is JUST DUMB.”  From debunking four big myths about hiring mature workers, to the “hidden” discrimination behind those noble-sounding mission and vision statements on company walls, Toby fights daily to sound the alarm about age discrimination. 

Ageism costs our communities major money – in Australia, the figure is somewhere between $600M to $1B annually in costs including lost taxpayers, paying out unemployment benefits, and even healthcare costs, as unemployed or underemployed people, can be depressed and in turn have a host of other health-related problems.

Take some time to look at your own prejudices against older individuals you encounter– at work, in your community, in the media- you might not even realize you are an ageist!

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