Human Resources

Gartner Glossary


Ageism, or age discrimination, is the practice of unfairly treating a person based on age. In the workplace, this might take the form of someone being overlooked for a job or promotion, the denial of benefits to older employees, or early termination of employment. Ageist attitudes can be detrimental to a victim’s health and lead to the marginalization of people within their communities. Anti-discrimination laws are designed to protect people from unfair treatment such as ageism.

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.