Prevalence and Impact of Ageism in India Inc.

Research project with Randstad India

We are starting a conversation about ageism in the Indian workplace, and calling people of all ages, based in India, who are currently a part of the workforce to participate.

Prejudice and bias in the workplace manifest in various forms. One such form with the potential to affect virtually all employees during their working lives is ageism. Ageism refers to “stereotypes, prejudice, or discrimination against (but also in favour of) people because of their chronological age”. It can be directed towards both younger and older workers. Moreover, it is often not just one’s age that matters. Intersectionality with gender, race, or other characteristics can also play a key role.

In this context, Randstad India, in collaboration with In Diverse Company, is keen on exploring the presence (or absence) of age-based discrimination in India Inc., how it manifests in the workplace for different age groups, what impact it creates, what ageism-related challenges organisations and leaders face, and, what can be done about it. We are also keen to explore best practices from the perspectives of both the employees and employers

The research project was successfully completed in 2024, and a following report was published. 

We want to express our gratitude to everyone who participated in this important study.

Together, we can create a workplace where everyone feels valued, respected, and empowered to share their authentic selves.