Kids Planet pledges to improve recruitment and retention of older workers

Kids Planet Day Nurseries has signed up to a nationwide programme to improve the recruitment, retention and development of older workers.

By signing the Age-friendly Employer Pledge, a free nationwide programme launched by the Centre for Ageing Better, Kids Planet has committed to taking at least one action a year to improve the recruitment, management and support of older workers.

The nursery group plans to identify a senior sponsor for age inclusion within its workforce, and ensure that age is specifically named in its equality, diversity and inclusion policies.

Kids Planet already promotes apprenticeships to over-50s, offers flexible roles that might attract older applicants, and holds monthly menopause talks.

Sarah Eyes, Kids Planet recruitment manager, said: “Our team is proud to announce our commitment to diversity and inclusivity by signing a pledge that demonstrates our intention to actively seek out and hire talented individuals over the age of 50. We believe that a diverse workforce, including experienced and mature professionals, brings valuable perspectives and contributes to our nurseries’ successes.” 

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