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Since age diversity is expected to become one of the most dominant diversity classifications in the very near future, coping with middle ageism constitutes a growing challenge for managers and HR staff. This study suggests that hiring and placing middle-aged workers are rooted in decision-makers' attitudes toward them. Understanding the power of positive attitudes may be beneficial for organizations to prevent the development of stereotypes toward middle-aged employees and to gain a competitive advantage from retaining decades of professional experience and perspectives.

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This page is a summary of: Middle ageism: when social climate and perceived employability relate to attitudes and intent to hire middle-aged employees, Equality Diversity and Inclusion An International Journal, August 2022, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/edi-09-2021-0234.
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