According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Age discrimination involves treating an applicant or employee less favorably because of his or her age. This law was encompassed in the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), which forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. There are states, however, like the state of New York, added law (N.Y. Exec. Law § 296 (3-a)) to protect workers over the age of 18 from age discrimination. On this episode, we’ll discuss assumptions, biases and strategies employees can take to mitigate the effects of being the youngin’ in the office!
According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal, young employees seek purpose, flexibility, collaboration and innovation. Four ways the article suggests we can motivate young employees include: technology flexibility, skill alignment, providing opportunities for innovation and empowered well-being & work-life balance. Given that as generations enter into the workforce with unique challenges, wants and needs, we wanted to take a moment to share experiences and advice, on how to motivate and empower the youngins in the office!
Traditionally, men have been perceived as better leaders than women. Why is this? In this episode, we explore historical perceptions of leadership towards men and women, where we stand today, and what the research tells us.