Celebrating age diversity at Genesis

Last updated - 20 March 2018

What's age got to do with it...?
Blog by Age Network Lead: David Short

A blog by David Short, the Lead for the Genesis Colleague Age Network. 

The aim of the Network is to help Genesis be an inclusive employer for people of all ages. We also aim to help the business work with a multi-generational workforce. We take the lead in raising awareness of age-related employment issues.  

Genesis has an age-diverse force, with colleagues straight from school and college through to and into their seventies.  There is no room for complacency, and we always strive to do better.

We run an ‘Inter-Generational Buddying Project’. This is aimed at sharing skills between the generations to help everyone. We know how tech-savvy young people are, so we want to buddy them up with other staff to show them those new technologies.  In return, they can get help on writing CVs, etc.  There is the potential to extend to a whole range of other skills and knowledge.  

Genesis already has a very age-diverse workforce... [but] there is no room for complacency; and we always strive to do better.
David Short