Ageism on the Polish job market

It’s time to break the stereotypical perception of the 55+ generation and focus on the age diversity of candidates and building multi-generational teams. The silver generation has an enormous power that is unjustifiably ignored. And all this is happening in a market suffering from a talent shortage, which will be 1.5 million in Poland in 2-3 years’ time.

The Polish Economic Institute conducted a study, the results of which illustrated the level of ageism in recruitment processes in our native labor market.

A total of 1,260 applications were sent on behalf of fictitious 28- and 52-year-olds. As a result of sending the application, candidates aged 28 received twice as many invitations to an interview, as people over 50.

Polish experts from the 55+ group are still experiencing ageism. How to change this situation?

Monika Ciesielska
President at IMSA Search Global Partners. An experienced consultant in the recruitment of the management staff, including board members, and a leader of the recruiting team in the IT/Tech area. Enthusiast of digital transformation of HR processes. Podcaster at "Skrzydlaty HR" and "Top Leaders Club".
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