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Vickie Price Discusses Age Discrimination and Its Impact on the Workplace

Among the many factors and trends impacting the workplace across the country, one pressing issue that continues to affect businesses and their people is age discrimination.

In an interview with WTVR's "Virginia This Morning," OneDigital Mid-Atlantic Senior HR Client Executive Vickie Price tackles a tough workplace conversation — the perception of an employees' (or job applicants value) in terms of their age rather than their contribution, commitment, and potential.

Younger workers and hiring managers should be encouraged to think about the assets that older workers bring to the table: experience, social skills, the ability to work independently. Similarly, older workers should understand what younger peers can offer, such as being tech savvy and valuing diversity.

It's this unconscious bias that a lot of organizations have thinking that somebody that's a little bit more experienced may not be there for the long haul. More seasoned workers might be overlooked or there may be an assumption that they don't have enough time left to really make a contribution to the workplace.
— Vickie Price, Senior HR Client Executive, OneDigital Mid-Atlantic

You can watch Vickie's full interview on WTVR's "Virginia This Morning" here.

Discrimination in the workplace, particularly surrounding gender and age, has been around for as long as most of us can remember. Read more of Vickie's thoughts on gender discrimination in her article "Workplace Gender Bias: HR Strategies For Change" for