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Managing the Older Worker: How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order by Bill Novelli, Peter Cappelli

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Helping Younger Supervisors

The evidence from earlier chapters indicates that despite a very compelling business case for older workers, we see widespread discrimination against them and a general reluctance to hire them. Much of the concern, and the issue that is hardest to confront with hard research, centers around conflicts that might result when older workers are managed by invariably younger supervisors. As noted earlier, an incredible 88 percent of employer respondents worried about these conflicts, and nearly 60 percent of HR managers at large companies say they’ve seen significant office conflicts that flow from age-related differences ...

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