ISO Great Employers; Deadline Nears for Awards Program

A new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award has some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies, and AARP is hoping for a record number of applications for the awards program (due November 12). AARP is pleased that the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management, is a contest co-sponsor. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the country, a perspective that will …

Best Employers Program Forges New Ground

Older workers, take heart – and employers, take note. A new co-sponsor for the Best Employers for Workers Over 50 Award happens to have some pull in executive suites when it comes to charting employment policies. AARP has joined forces with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. The announcement was made during SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition, attended by about 13,000 HR professionals. “SHRM and its members have a unique perspective on employer policies around the …

A Perfect Storm for Age Discrimination

Yes, there’s a perfect storm — but there’s also an opportunity. A Supreme Court ruling, combined with a seemingly never-ending cycle of long-term unemployment, has had a chilling effect on age discrimination cases. They’re more frequent and harder to prove, according to experts cited in this NPR Morning Edition segment. People over 50 don’t need news headlines to tell them that age discrimination is alive and well. They know firsthand. On average, it takes someone age 55 or over three …