All Blog Posts Tagged 'ageism' (6)

Conundrum of Candidates' Conjecture

Although I understand how and why it happens, it is not in my nature to make assumptions, jump to conclusions or surmise. My analytical bent prevents me from forming critical decisions or taking action without adequate evaluation of tangible evidence or factual data.

That proclivity has served me…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on January 11, 2014 at 11:00pm — 10 Comments

Are you sure you need the answer to that interview question?

If you are in a position of interviewing a job applicant, you are by virtue of that role inferring that you believe you are justified in knowing the answer to any questions you decide to ask, relevant or not.

Recently during a twitter chat related to hiring practices I responded to another participant…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on October 14, 2013 at 11:00pm — 14 Comments

Admit it, the big "O" stimulates quite a reaction

You clicked to read about your idol Oprah, didn’t you? No, expecting some other big “O” content… Well, then you’re on the wrong website, buster!

Badge of honor, source of pleasure, reason for pride, satisfaction to scream about or maybe just something to accept quietly and celebrate contently in your own mind. The big O in all of its glory. Whether solo, with a best buddy or as a group, it’s something we’ll all experience - if we’re lucky to last that long.

What, you’re not…

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Added by Kelly Blokdijk on March 17, 2013 at 5:30pm — 8 Comments

Experience and Pay – An Inverse Relationship?

I recently was asked by an executive level candidate if I had noticed a shift recently in employers’ preference for “less experienced” candidates.  I had to answer yes – since 2001, I have seen a noticeable shift in some industries, except for maybe engineering and highly technical positions.  Not only is there a…

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Added by Nikole Tutton on March 20, 2011 at 3:00am — 1 Comment

Fighting Ageism: How to Position a Mature-Aged Candidate

Here’s the scenario:



A recruiter has lined up a series of potential candidates for an opening. Having carefully ascertained their capabilities, character, potential and degree of experience, one candidate is heads and shoulders above the rest.



But there’s a problem. He’s got too much experience. You see, the candidate is a babyboomer – and he’s got the grey hairs to show it.



It’s not a problem for the recruiter. After all, he knows…

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Added by Adam Lewis on February 7, 2011 at 12:57am — 11 Comments

Ageism - Recruiters, Are You Just Being Politically Correct?



This topic can be quite a minefield and a conversation that may need to be looked at from many different angles. In the UK age discrimination has been unlawful in employment, training and education since October 2006. In the recruitment world in the UK there are strict rules in relation to posting job adverts, collecting… Continue

Added by Mark Lennard on July 28, 2010 at 6:01am — 46 Comments

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