age diversity

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Is the term applied to a policy that recognizes that people of all ages can make a positive contribution at work and that stereotypical notions about the capacities of older workers, in particular, should be challenged and abandoned. Companies with age diversity policies often deliberately target older or retired workers for recruitment and believe that there is a business case for hiring older people—they are often very reliable and provide excellent customer service. Age diversity policies may also tailor employment practice to the needs of older people; for example, by providing part-time work for those who already have an income from an occupational pension or by allowing blended retirement.

Subjects: Human Resource Management.

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