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Age Bias in Recruitment
Ashley Mercier, a Media Solutions Manager at LinkedIn, wrote an essay on the state of age bias in the recruiting industry. In the story she lays out some of the classic approaches to limit the pool to younger candidates.
She cites a 2014 report by Stanford Center on Longevity, “older workers are their organizations’ pillars: more loyal, better collaborators and more effective mentors.” Link
The Upside to Everything
Theresa Drescher had a vibrant career and big plans for her own company when cancer came knocking. Nineteen years later, and after fifteen years of volunteering on a cancer hotline, she’s learned a lot about managing crises – not just cancer but the foundational stuff that gets in our way no matter what we’re facing. She shares a fun story about confronting her age and new position in the world. Link
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Wisdom at Work
Taking the Work Out of Networking: An Introvert’s Guide to Making Connections That Count
By Karen Wickre
The former Google executive, editorial director of Twitter and self-described introvert offers networking advice for anyone who has ever cancelled a coffee date due to social anxiety—about how to nurture a vibrant circle of reliable contacts without leaving your comfort zone.
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