SPRINGFIELD — AARP announced that Baystate Health has signed its employer pledge recognizing the value of experienced workers and committing to an age-diverse workforce.
The AARP Employer Pledge Program encompasses a nationwide group of employers who understand that the multi-generational workforce yields a strong pipeline of talent, protects business continuity, and taps into new resources to address labor shortages.
AARP research notes that, given the need for talent by so many employers today, it makes sense to hire experienced workers.
“Our multi-generational workforce is a great asset, adds significant value, and reflects our commitment to growing a diverse workforce of clinical and non-clinical team members with a variety of life and work experience,” said Pam Snyder, vice president of Talent at Baystate Health. “The result is a better, more diverse, and stronger organization. At Baystate Health, we know that treating one another with dignity elevates respect, as reflected in our core values. That mutual respect drives our community of healthcare professionals to be their best every day.”
AARP Vice President for Financial Resilience Carly Roszkowski noted that the organization is “thrilled” that Baystate Health has signed AARP’s employer pledge. “We know that employees and employers succeed when they remain committed in words and in action to hiring and maintaining an age-diverse workforce.”
AARP’s employer pledge reads: “we believe in equal opportunity for all workers, regardless of age, and that 50+ workers should have a level playing field in their ability to compete for and obtain jobs. Recognizing the value of experienced workers, we pledge to recruit across diverse age groups and to consider all applicants on an equal basis as we hire for positions within our organization.”
AARP’s job board and other employer resources connect 50+ job seekers with employers like Baystate Health and hundreds of other employers who recognize the value of experience.
To learn more about current career opportunities throughout Baystate’s healthcare system, visit www.baystatehealthjobs.com.