Ageism rife in workplace

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Employers in the north of England claim age discrimination is still rife in the workplace, even though two-thirds of them have signed up to the DfEE’s ageism code of practice.Results from a survey of 6,000 large, medium and small organisations show 61 per cent of companies have adopted the code of practice, but 55 per cent of those questioned believe ageism is still widespread in the workplace.Nearly all respondents believe there are benefits to be gained through employing a diverse workforce. And of those questioned, 59 per cent indicated that a mix of old and young staff creates a good team atmosphere.Coutts Consultants, which commissioned the survey, claimed employing a mixed age-range workforce will lead to an improvement in morale.It said the experience of older staff will balance the enthusiasm and ideas of younger workers and lead to effective team working.Respondents represented a range of employers, with 7 per cent from organisations with less than 100 staff, 30 per cent from organisations with 101-250 staff and 63 per cent from organisations with more than 250.Breakdowns of figures revealed that the North West employs the most people between 35 and 44 but the region also employs the smallest number of young and old staff.According to the results, the North East employs roughly the same number of people in the 25-34 and 35-44 age brackets and has slightly fewer older and younger people in its workforce.Peter Barton, managing partner at employee research consultancy People at Work, said companies stand to benefit from employing older staff.He said, “Companies in the retail sector have claimed they benefit from employing older staff. They found older staff give good commitment, are good timekeepers and are good at handling customers.”www.ccgplc.comBy Richard Staines Ageism rife in workplaceOn 5 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Come together to support Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion15-LOVE celebrates the legacy and inspiration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and, of course, remembers those of Arthur Ashe, who personally involved himself in the program’s formative years. With those inspirational leaders in mind, two years ago, 15-LOVE proudly celebrated 25 years of service to thousands of children from our region’s cities, including broad participation by families of all ethnic and racial backgrounds. The sport of tennis is the vehicle we use to reach the children and their families, but striving to improve race and cultural relations remains one of our central missions. We are especially proud of the success stories and accomplishments of many 15-LOVE children of immigrant families of limited means from African countries, the Caribbean region, South America, Asian and Middle Eastern nations, among others, and, of course, the children from right here — the urban communities of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and Rensselaer. Some of those young people now serve on the board of directors of the 15-LOVE organization, and many have gone on to college and successful professional careers.More than 25 years later, we are still reminded of the challenges we face, seemingly every day. Some of it is extremely uncomfortable and disappointing. We ask, in celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory, that the entire community join together in rejection of anti-immigrant and openly racist rhetoric and public policy, and in recognition of the value of all our diverse communities that together TRULY make our country great.Daniel SleasmanAlbanyThe writer is a member of the Board of Directors of 15-LOVE and the letter has been signed by the board.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFeds: Albany man sentenced for role in romance scamEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homeslast_img read more

Keshi plays down big B/Faso victory

first_imgSuper Eagles Head Coach Stephen Keshi has stated that he is not too particular about the 4-1 score line recorded by his team in Tuesday’s international friendly against the Stallions of Burkina Faso but instead he is happy with the chance to see more of some of the players that hitherto has not enjoyed enough playing time.Futaa.com reports that the Big Boss at post match conference played more emphasis on how Tuesday’s test match accorded him the opportunity to see more of the not ‘too established’ players rather than the final result secured.Main dealIt’s not about score line; it’s about understanding what we want to do in the future, giving some other players the opportunity to play… I wanted to see more of Nsofor, Shola, James and some other players too.So it’s not about the score line, it’s about maintaining our shape in the team and the tactical play. Coach Keshi told futaa.com after Tuesday’s game.Double starters Futaa.com reports that only four players that started the Malawi game were again handed starting role in the Kaduna friendly.The quartet includes Ogenyi Onazi, Azubieke Egwueke, Elderson Echiejile and Efe Ambrose.last_img read more