According to Cathy Hastie, an HR expert and lecturer at the University of Derby, the documents are an acknowledgement by organisations that striving for diversity among its workforce isn’t enough; more important is the culture within it.
“People need to feel included – meaning valued, accepted and supported – once they’ve got the job,” she says. “Research shows language plays a critical part in that; in retaining people, in their productivity and in overall organisational effectiveness. There’s a moral argument, and also a business one.”
Neither morals nor business efficiency mean that “elderly people” doesn;t work while “older people” does – an actual real life example.
What this is is actually the power skirts gone mad. The cure to this is women having more children. No one who has raised 3 or 4 is going to worry about this sort of patheticness. Not having Lego in hte living room carpet is enough of a victory at that point….
This is only partially joking too. I am co0nvinced that there is a set amount of mithering in a society. And if we’ve solved the difficult problems – child death (well, pretty much), plague pandemics, starvation, then we’re going to get the same people worrying about something else.