: in the Interests of Workplace Diversity, What Could Bet He Potential Advantages and Disadvantages of Employers Hiring Older Workers and Workers from Ethnic Minority Groups?

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Nowadays there are a lot of regulations that prohibit discrimination on grounds of age and ethnic group that potential worker can come from. The priority of social policy in European Union and developer and developing countries is fighting with discrimination of different social groups. Integrated strategy is helping to fight down discrimination of gender, race, ethnicity, religion, believes, disability, age and sexual orientation. Most of employers say that the most important thing are qualifications, and only them should matter when it comes to hiring, but still they are more willing to employ young person than experienced fifty years old worker. The same case is when it comes to choosing between people of the same nationality as country the company is operating in, and ethnic minority. Employing the older workers have advantages as disadvantages, but it is the same case with hiring young person just after graduation.
For example among older employees there are much less accidents in work, since they are more experienced, have wider knowledge and simply know how things works. The older- the wiser, as the old saying says, that is why when there is older person in the team, there are less conflicts, and even when they will appear, using the experience, those workers can simply help with coping with them. It is also important that older workers have steady family life, they do not have small kids anymore, so they can focus on their career. They do not have to take free days just because they have to stay with kids because they are sick or to finish work earlier just to pick them up from school.
But there also a lot of stereotypes such as: being old means working slower, being sick more often, or they are not efficient anymore. Employers think that older workers are less creative and i tis harder to teach them new things. What is more, in their heads, they…...

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