Financial services business Hargreaves Lansdown has gained accreditation as an age inclusive employer from 55/Redefined, a UK-based organisation that works to reduce age discrimination.
The accreditation recognises employers that are committed to changing attitudes and challenging age discrimination, while also helping job seekers identify age-friendly businesses. It also works to change behaviour and cultures in businesses, networks and communities, offering inclusive recruitment practices and benefits.
According to 55/Redefined, Hargreaves Lansdown became eligible for accreditation due to its approach that values skills and experience irrespective of age, its focus on creating an inclusive workplace with equitable opportunities for all, and its commitment to changing and challenging attitudes around age.
In order to become accredited, employers must commit to four key actions: ensuring recruitment processes are inclusive and accessible to candidate over 50; communicating and promoting vacancies fairly, reviewing HR policies relating to retirement; and investing in technical training and re-skilling for older age groups.
Hargreaves Lansdown joined 12 other employers which have been accredited so far, including Rethink, Rank, ITV, Slater and Gordon, Motorpoint, Boots, Dentsu, The Workshop, Together Money, Bank of Ireland and Capgemini.
Abi Taylor, head of recruitment and onboarding at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “The Age Inclusive employer accreditation helps to evidence our commitment to develop a diverse and inclusive culture where colleagues are engaged, empowered, work together and live our values. We want to create an environment where colleagues respect and celebrate diversity so that everyone can be their authentic selves. We’re thrilled to be partnering with 55/Redefined to further demonstrate our commitment to be an inclusive employer.”