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7 Best Practices to Confront Age Bias, Build Generational Diversity

October 22, 2020


Ageism hinders recruitment, retention, innovation and performance in workplaces, many of which have five generations working alongside each other, said Sonia Aranza. The president and chief executive officer of Aranza Cross Cultural Strategies, based in Alexandria, Va., shared best practices to combat this form of bias during a Smart Stage presentation Wednesday at the Society for Human Resource Management’s INCLUSION 2020 virtual conference.

She noted Pew Research’s breakdown of the generations, from the largest to smallest workforce segments:

  • Millennials, or Generation Y (born 1981 through 1996), make up 35 percent of the workforce. The oldest members of this cohort turn 39 this year.

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