The Unspoken Bias: Ageism in the Workplace Interview

September 21, 2023 | Events, Leadership

William F. Merck II, Author, Leader, Speaker

by William F. Merck II

Events | Leadership
Dive into a thought-provoking discussion that explores not just the definition, but the subtle ways ageism infiltrates our everyday lives and particularly, our workplaces.

I was fortunate to be on Steve Martorano’s show, The Behavioral Corner, to talk about ageism, among other things. One question had to do with when a person is out of work for some time. What are the best ways to address a gap in work experience during an interview?

Our discussion explores the subtle ways ageism infiltrates our everyday lives and particularly, our workplaces. Here are two clips from the interview. You can also watch the entire interview or read the full transcript here.


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