Age bias.

On this page you will find and learn everything about age bias, and the relation to diversity and inclusion.

Prevent age bias in your communications

The solution to age bias in the recruitment process begins with writing job descriptions that are free of age discrimination. That means you shouldn’t mention that you’re looking for people of a certain age, and you should refrain from using words that discourage older candidates from applying. Also, don’t mention a specific minimum or maximum number of years of experience. If you are an organization working toward your diversity and inclusion goals then you need to consider age bias in your communications. You don’t want people to feel excluded based on their age. By writing inclusive, among other things, you make sure that you don’t exclude people based on age, for example.

Age bias and the Textmetrics platform

Just as there are words that keep older people from applying, there are also words that actually encourage older people to apply. Think of words like committedexperiencedleadership skillsmentorship abilities and a strong work ethic. The augmented writing platform we offer at Textmetrics can help you with this. We use AI algorithms to help you write job descriptions using words that appeal to people of all ages, which is an important step toward more equality in your organization by persuading older people to apply as well. On this page we will publish several documents related to diversity and inclusion and age bias.

Latest news about age bias

How do you deal with age bias in the workplace?

How do you deal with age bias in the workplace?

It’s a sad observation, realizing there is age bias in your company. But it’s not uncommon, unfortunately. Contrary to what we wish to believe, age bias is not a thing of the past yet. In many companies, young and older workers still experience age bias in the...

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How to recognize age bias in the workplace

How to recognize age bias in the workplace

In the modern-day workplace, age bias is a thing of the past, right? People are all treated equally, no matter how young or old they are. Because that is what needs to be the case if you are striving to become a diverse company. And if you have set ambitious diversity...

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Examples of age bias in the recruitment process

Examples of age bias in the recruitment process

Age discrimination has no place in a diverse and inclusive company. Unfortunately, though, age bias is not something we rarely see. It’s one of the things that keeps companies from reaching their diversity and inclusion goals. Age discrimination arises in various...

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Ageism or age bias in the recruitment process

Ageism or age bias in the recruitment process

Seen from the perspective of older workers You want to be an inclusive and diverse company, right? That is why you have ambitious diversity and inclusion goals. Just as many other companies have done in recent years. Older workers, however, still feel discriminated...

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How age bias can make you miss out on talent

How age bias can make you miss out on talent

Have you been having trouble finding the “right person for the job” lately? Then you’re not the only one. In contrast with a few years ago, the current job market is tight. It doesn’t help that many older workers aren’t included in the recruitment process. Excluding...

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How to recognize age bias in job descriptions

How to recognize age bias in job descriptions

Age bias is more common than you might think. Especially in job descriptions. Age bias often unintentionally slips into the job descriptions that recruiters write. And it's older people who are usually discouraged from applying. Through the sentences and words used in...

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Prevent age bias when hiring new people

Prevent age bias when hiring new people

The hiring process is not as fair as it might seem. Or as you might believe. Why is that? It’s because, unintentionally, human bias sneaks in. This happens well before the interview stage. It often starts with the job description. One group that is often excluded here...

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The impact of age bias on the workforce

The impact of age bias on the workforce

Age bias is real, and it’s a big problem. Not just for older people who are trying to find a new job. Or those who are working with younger colleagues. Young people at the opposite end of the age spectrum suffer as well. For companies, this is troublesome. Especially...

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