Students will investigate one dimension of diversity and prepare a course project to be shared with their entire learning community. 1) diversity of age What Will Be Accomplished? As a result of completing this project, students will engage in an in-depth examination of one of the dimensions of diversity.
Students will clearly communicate: – social justice issues, specifically focused on employment and the workforce- ongoing societal stereotypes; exclusion, discrimination and inequities – legal protections and allies – national and state laws that offer legal remedies for discrimination; groups that advocate for justice for and inclusion of workforce members who identify with particular dimension of diversity. – critical challenges and opportunities in the workplace – identification of the desires and needs of employees who identify (or are identified by others) with a particular dimension of diversity;
institutional and interpersonal actions and behaviors that create a more equitable and/or inclusive environment for the target non dominate culture employee. – an overview of 1 topic associated with the chosen dimension of diversity that is not addressed in other sections of the project – questions about the dimension of diversity for their learning community to discuss in a scheduled forum.
Course Project Resources: Age Dimension of Diversity Overview Slide Overview – PDFPreview the document Reviewing the slide set should offer you some ideas and resources.
Remember to visit the week page associated with diversity of age. Demographics Journal Article Age Bias in the American Workplace Eglit, H. (2009). Age Bias in the American WorkplacePreview the document – An Overview. Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy, 99. Offers demographic content beginning on page 104.
Reports More Older Americans are Working, and Working More, Than They Used To http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2016/06/20/more-older-americans-are-working-and-working-more-than-they-used-to/
Pew Research Center; June 20, 2016 Millennials and the Generational Wage Gap Duke, B. V. (March 3, 2016). When I Was Your Age: Millennials and the Generational Wage Gap.
Center for American Progress. Age Based Classifications and Stereotypes Journal Articles When Age Stereotypes are Employment Barriers Dordoni, P., & Argentero, P. (2015). When Age Stereotypes are Employment Barriers: A Conceptual Analysis and a Literature Review on Older Workers StereotypesPreview the document. Ageing International, 40(4), 393-412. doi:10.1007/s12126-015-9222-6
Age Based Classifications Thomas, R., Hardy, C., Cutcher, L., & Ainsworth, S. (2014). What’s Age Got to Do With It? On the Critical Analysis of Age and OrganizationsPreview the document Organization Studies, 35(11), 1569-1584. Excerpt: My Generation, p. 1575 – 1577. Reports The Older Worker – Tech Myth Myth busted: Older workers are just as tech-savvy as younger ones, says new survey. Alison DeNisco; Tech Republic; August 10, 2016 OR Older Workers Are More Tech Savvy Than We Think
Yagana Shah; Nextave.org; August 23, 2016 Data from Above Survey (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Internet Articles Millennials: Free Spirits — or Workaholics? Jack Robinson; Human Executive Online; October 4, 2016 Supports the research that addresses stereotypes associated with Millennials. Multiple links to research and survey reports.
Is It Time to Retire ‘Millennials’? Outstanding op-ed by Boston College Management Professor and Executive Director, Boston College Center for Work & Family (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Brad Harrington; Huffington Post; March 20, 2015 Excerpts
Kriegel, J. (2016). Unfairly LabeledPreview the document: How Your Workplace Can Benefit from Ditching Generational Stereotypes. Wiley, Hoboken, NJ. Highlighted the availability of excerpts in team meeting. Available in PDF: Chapter 1: Why We Stereotype – p. 3 – 11 Chapter 2: Age VS Generation – 15 – 24 Chapter 3: American Labels in a Global World – p. 25 – 32 Carr- Ruffino, N. (2012). Managing Diversity: People Skills for a Multicultural Workplace, 9th Edition. Pearson Custom Publishing. Excerpt: Chapter 14, Working with Older and Younger Persons Preview the document Stereotyped Myths & Realities, p 551 – 557Preview the document Identity and Intersectionality Journal Articles Age Matters More than Gender: Job Satisfaction of Older Female Employees Wilks, D., & Neto, F. (2013). Workplace Well-being, Gender and Age: Examining the ‘Double Jeopardy’ Effect
Social Indicators Research, 114(3), 875-890. Millennial Females Worth, N. (2016). Who We are at Work: Millennial Women, Everyday Inequalities and Insecure WorkPreview the document. Gender, Place and Culture, 23(9), 1302-1314. doi:10.1080/0966369X.2016.1160037
Internet Article Over 50, Female and Jobless Even as Others Return to Work (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Patricia Cohen; NYT; January 1, 2016 Difference – Inclusion – Exclusion Journal Articles How do others perceive me? How does that make me feel –behave? Ryan, K. M., King, E. B., & Finkelstein, L. M. (2015). Younger workers’ Metastereotypes, Workplace Mood, Attitudes, and BehaviorsPreview the document. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30(1), 54. doi:10.1108/JMP-07-2014-0215 What Age Feels More Inclusion? When do they feel the most inclusion? Matz-Costa, C., Carapinha, R., & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (2012). Putting Age in Context: Relational Age and Inclusion at the Workplace
Indian Journal of Gerontology, 26(1), 50-74. Internet Article For Older Workers, Getting a New Job is a Crapshoot (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Bob Sullivan;
CNBC; July 6, 2016 A variety of issues addressed in this article. Bias & Discrimination Journal Articles Age Bias in the American Workplace Eglit, H. (2009). Age Bias in the American Workplace Preview the document- An Overview. Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy, 99.
Types of age discrimination – impact of discrimination James, J.B., E. Besen, S. McKechnie, and J. Swanberg. (2013). Exploring the Workplace Impact of Intentional/Unintentional Age Discrimination Preview the document. Journal of Managerial Psychology 28, no. 7: 907-927. Macdonald, J., & Levy, S. (2016). Ageism in the WorkplacePreview the document: The Role of Psychosocial Factors in Predicting Job Satisfaction, Commitment, and Engagement. Journal Of Social Issues, 72(1), 169-190. doi:10.1111/josi.12161 Internet Article 10 Microaggressions Older People Will Recognize Immediately
Ann Brenoff; Huffington Post; December 3, 2015 Legislation – Legal Remedies Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) Journal Articles Law & Policy begins on p. 99; ADEA Begins on p. 111 Eglit, H. (2009). Age Bias in the American WorkplacePreview the document – An Overview. Journal of International Aging, Law & Policy, 99.
Age Based Hostile Environment This article addresses multiple topics that will be of use when investigating legal issues and protections. ADEA issues; what is an isn’t a hostile work environment; case studies. Findley, H., Jones, G. R., Dodd-Walker, E., Edwards, T., & Orendorff, J. (2015). Age Based Hostile Environment
Journal of Business & Behavioral Sciences, 27(2), 55-70. Report A Study of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Jeremy J. Glenn, Katelan E. Little; American Bar Association; Vol. 31 No. 6 Textbook Carr- Ruffino, N. (2012). Managing Diversity: People Skills for a Multicultural Workplace, 9th Edition. Pearson Custom Publishing. Excerpt: Chapter
14, Working with Older and Younger Persons The ADEA: What You Should Know , p. 563 – 564Preview the document EEOC Age Discrimination Age Charge Statistics Over Time (1997 -2015) (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Recent Age Discrimination Case Settled (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Milpitas to Pay $140,000 to Settle EEOC Age Discrimination Suit , 2016 New Jersey Office of the Attorney General Age Discrimination – Your Rights
Impact of Supreme Court Gross v. FBL Financial Servs. Inc, Supreme Court makes it harder to prove age discrimination (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Joan Biskupicusal; ABCNews/USA Today; ND Supreme Court Rejects Mixed Motive in Age Discrimination Case (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. National Senior Citizens Law Center Internet Resources Olson, E. (March 18, 2016.) Claims of Age Bias Rise, but Standards of Proof Are High. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. New York Times. Senators Want To Clean Up After Supreme Court Decision That Exposed Older Workers To Discrimination
Bryce Covert; ThinkProgress; Oct 8, 2015 S.443 – Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act Congress.Gov (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Needs of Employees What Older Workers Want, But Aren’t Getting Eisenberg, R. (April 2, 2014.) What Older Workers Want, But Aren’t Getting, Forbes. http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2014/04/02/what-older-workers-want-but-arent-getting/#75810c292499
Organizations (Businesses, Government Entities; Non-Profits) Journal Articles Age Diversity Climate; HR Strategies to Address Climate
Boehm, S. A., Kunze, F., & Bruch, H. (2014). Spotlight on Age-Diversity Climate: The Impact of Age-Inclusive HR Practices on Firm-Level OutcomesPreview the document. Personnel Psychology, 67(3), 667-704. doi:10.1111/peps.12047 Focuses both on age discrimination and strategies to apply to prevent discrimination Carden, L. L., & Boyd, R. O. (2014). Age Discrimination and the Workplace: Examining A Model for PreventionPreview the document. Southern Journal of Business & Ethics, 658-67.
Reports Reporting on: Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies and Harris Poll How Employers Perceive Older Workers (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Emily Brandon; US News; July 29, 2016 The Aging Workforce Research Initiative SHRM; July 7, 2016 Valuable materials linked to this page. Executive Summary + Survey results -three-parts Part 1: State of Older Workers in U.S. Organizations
Part 2: Recruitment and Retention Part 3: Basic and Applied Skills https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/trends-and-forecasting/research-and-surveys/Pages/aging-workforce-research-initiative.aspx#sthash.k6XY4n2g.dpuf
Internet Center for Aging & Work – Boston College (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. GREAT Site – sharing the home page – you can take it from there! Some issue: flexible work schedules; case studies) Allies AARP Employer Pledge Program
AARP engages in a variety of activities as an ally to older workers. Just one example above. Report: AARP A Business Case for Workers Age 50+: A Look at the Value of Experience 2015 http://www.aarp.org/research/topics/economics/info-2015/business-case-older-workers.html
UFCW (United Food and Commercial Workers Union) Youngest union in North America