Articles about Age at Work


Study says people over 40 could excel in a three-day workweek

You're about to get really excited about turning the big 4-0. A new study finds that workers over 40 are more productive over a three-day period.

Age at Work

5 stereotypes about older workers debunked

We explored some of the views managers held about older workers. Here are five of the most common stereotypes, and how they can be challenged.

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Workers over 65 are the fastest growing labor force: Here’s how they can combat ageism

While some may view getting older in the workplace as problematic, others insist you can use your age and experience to your advantage. Three different entrepreneurs give their best advice to women over 50 on getting ahead regardless of their age.


Survey: 60 years old is the latest you can start a new career

According to a new survey from, after a certain age, it may become impossible to make a successful do-over and start a new career.

Parents at Work

Millennials’ parents just won’t stop getting involved in their kids’ jobs

When Millennials' parents aren't busy evicting their 30-year-old sons from their houses, it seems they're busy pestering their kids' bosses.

Age Discrimination

Lawsuit: Facebook being used to discriminate against older workers

A proposed class action lawsuit aimed at companies allegedly using Facebook for age discrimination has been expanded to identify additional companies, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Office culture

Going gray: Will silver hair hurt or help your career?

It is up for debate whether a full head of gray hair is a nod to the longevity of your professional career or a hindrance. The stigma of age is undeniable for women leaders culturally and professionally.

Personal Finance

Survey: More than half of workers over 60 are postponing retirement

New research shows that 53% of people ages 60 and up report that "they are postponing retirement" and 24% of workers surveyed say they don’t know how much money they’ll need to put away for their Golden Years.


Report: IBM has been discriminating against older employees for years

Looking for a new job? If you're over a certain age, you may not be welcome at IBM.


8 tips for when you fear age bias in the workplace

Organizations send older people they have stereotyped subliminal messages of disapproval that lower their confidence and depletes their self-esteem, creating doubt in their worth. Don't let age bias become a self-fulfilling prophecy.


If you had a time machine, what would you tell your younger self about your career?

We asked members of our Facebook community The Climb what they wish they could tell their younger selves about their careers. Their answers were often beautiful, always important, sometimes funny, and in one case, made us wish we could provide a man with a brick wall to bash his head against. We saved that one for last. (It's OK Keith, hindsight is 20/20.)


What 50-year-olds know that 20-year-olds often don’t

Here are some lessons I’ve learned during my half century on this planet. Life goes by really, really fast, but it's better after 50.


Here’s what one state is doing to help workers caring for elderly parents

What happens when you need to take care of your parents on top of doing your job? Strain on yourself and your colleagues — plus massive lost productivity.


4 ways employers can support workers of all ages

Here's what companies can do to make sure employees of all generations feel engaged, because many workers don't feel that way.


After 48, you’re less likely to get jobs in Silicon Valley, report finds

Once the clock strikes on a technology worker's youth, they turn into Silicon Valley's version of a pumpkin. Here's how to fix it.


Facebook is facing two age discrimination lawsuits

Two new age discrimination lawsuits are arguing that Facebook is not the inclusive, great place to work it's supposed to be... if you're too old.


Millennials are telling you why your company stinks but you’re not listening: A Q&A with Simon Sinek

Millennials are sending a message that many companies don't get.

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Why we should get rid of generational labels in the workplace

They are open for misinterpretation and ignore individual differences.

Gender at Work

New study shows everyone prefers to work with men

Not only do men think men are better to work with, so do women.


A former British Vogue editor shows what not to say after you’ve been fired

Don't do these things.

Age at Work

6 ways to score a fulfilling job when you’re over 50

Over-50s need a different kind of advice.

Age at Work

This is why Silicon Valley CEOs always think they’re the good guy

They share a lot about themselves.

Age at Work

How older professionals can adapt to casual young startups

On the TV show Younger, 40-something year old single mom Liza.

Office Life

4 ways to thrive when you have a grueling shift

Working shifts, even temporarily, can affect your whole life. Here's what to do.

the whole human

8 positive reasons you should continue to work after retirement

It helps you feel healthy for the rest of your life.