Age Positive awards for recruiters

UK
recruiters have been officially recognised for their efforts in promoting
workplace age diversity at the Government’s Age Positive Recruitment Excellence
Awards.

Entrants
to the awards were required to demonstrate not only a positive attitude towards
candidates of all ages, but that they have educated clients about the benefits
of age diversity in employment and practice.

Malcolm
Wicks, minister for pensions, who spearheads the Age Positive Campaign said : "The awards are a true testament to the hard
work and effort the recruitment industry is putting in to change ageist
stereotypes and some employers’ antiquated attitudes."

The
winning companies included Blue Arrow, Monster.com and Encore Recruitment.

Roger
Tweedy, head of diversity at Blue Arrow, said: "Enlightened employers have
long recognised that a balanced workforce makes them operationally stronger and
makes the workplace a fairer place."

By
Hannah Moffatt

 

 

 

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