Experiential activities help students understand workplace diversityThis book shows readers how to create an inclusive work environment and culture that can value and leverage the contributions of all members, regardless of personal characteristics that are not pertinent to the job. To achieve this, the book provides a comprehensive set of learning activities that address issues related to workplace diversity.  Drawing on a variety of work settings, including both business and not-for-profit organizations, Managing a Diverse Workforce, Third Edition will be an invaluable asset for human resource development courses in departments of management, public administration, and human services. It is a perfect companion to core texts on workforce diversity, including Gary Powell's Women and Men in Management, Fourth Edition (SAGE).

The Older Employee

The older employee
  • To examine attitudes toward older workers.
  • To consider the influence of age-related biases on work relationships among team members.
  • To explore the influence of interoffice communication on preconceived notions of a new employee.
Time:60 to 75 minutes


The employment rate of older workers (i.e., 50 years old and over) has been rising dramatically in many countries. In the United States, 30% of the labor force consists of older workers, a proportion that has been gradually increasing due to longer life expectancies, financial needs, and the desire to continue working.

In the United States, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) bans discrimination against individuals who are 40 years old and over. In the United Kingdom, the “Age Positive” campaign encourages employers to ...

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