Managing workforce diversity is one of the major challenges facing human resource professionals today. Key among the many diversity challenges is the reality of dealing with a growing aging workplace population. As a result age discrimination and ageism has been a subtle and covert strategy of many organizations for years. The great recession brought the true realities of ageism to the surface in a distinct way with the number of reduction in force programs that seemed to wrongly target older workers disproportionately as evidenced by the number of age discrimination cases filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) during that period of time. In a time when many elements of discrimination are bubbling to the surface in today’s American society, ageism is among the most significant. This is a study of the sociological and legal aspects of covert and overt ageism as related to organizational diversity programming and the recognition of the need for more effective diversity strategies.
Savino, David M.
"Managing Workforce Diversity in a New Age: The Challenges and Implications of Ageism,"
Journal of the North American Management Society: Vol. 12:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://thekeep.eiu.edu/jnams/vol12/iss2/1