Wondering whether a Returner Programme is for you? Will it fit in with your other commitments and are you ready to take a leap into a new career path? At Inclusivity we know there are many worries people have surrounding going back to work and whether it will work for you as an individual. It’s why we love to share stories of those who have returned to their careers successfully. Read more
Nine leading insurance industry businesses announced the creation of a program in the UK that will enable “career-break” professionals to return to work.
The program will enable participating firms to tap into the “forgotten army” of experienced women who are ready to return to work after a career break, said Stephanie Dillon, founder of Inclusivity Partners, the organization delivering this program. Read more
Industry backs returners programme to support ‘career break’ insurance women
Insurers and brokers have backed a programme which will allow women and men who have taken a career break to return to the industry.
The programme, which is open to applicants now, will offer successful candidates a six-month paid placement at one of the participating organisations and one-to-one specialist training. Read more
Despite the Women in Finance Charter over the last 5 years, and over 370 signatories, the sum total increase of women at senior management moved from 31% in 2018 to 32% in 2019. And I can’t say it surprised me. Despite the placards, awards ceremonies, and marketing D&I blitzes, what has actually changed on the ground level of how organisations source female talent has changed very little.
Are these organisations serious about increasing the representation of women in their organisations or are they merely signatories for show? Below are the six most simple strategies to employ to increase your reach of female talent.
What are you waiting for? Read more
(and things to consider next time!)
Returner programmes are becoming increasingly popular. Rightly so when one considers the enormous amount of talent estimated to be ready to reignite their career yet lacking in ways to access employment. PWC’s 2016 report titled the £1billion potential of Women Returners highlighted that a suspected 427,000 highly qualified women are currently on career breaks and ready to return. More and more companies are putting in place Returner programmes which is heartening to see but feedback from participants is that not all are set up for success.
According to our Chancellor Rishi Sunak, there is a possibility our economy might shrink by 35 per cent due to the Coronavirus and its impact, with up to two million people in the UK losing their jobs. Being out of work and trying to find a job in a run-of-the-mill recession is tough enough, but […]
Over the last four years, Inclusivity has been fortunate enough to partner with some exceptional clients to deliver Returner programmes and we are proud of the success these programmes have delivered. Below are the key characteristics we’ve identified in what makes an organisation ready and able to deliver an exceptional returner programme.
As companies grapple with how to increase their gender diversity, particularly with the recent findings from the gender pay gap reporting, it is still surprising how many businesses have not incorporated women returners into their talent acquisition strategies. Mired by last minute recruitment briefings from line managers, applicant tracking systems designed to filter applicants out, […]
If you want to increase diversity, then you need to think like an entrepreneur. Could adopting the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs be the key to senior leaders moving the dial on D&I? It occurs to me that these qualities are the exact qualities leaders must bring to their roles in order be make real and […]
Does this sound familiar?
After child one, two, three or four (in fact, who’s counting?!) your maternity leave happens to extend into a career break, which leads to you becoming a full time mum and thus starts a blur of school runs, a feeling all you’re doing is constantly feeding your tribe and the fear you’ll never be capable or have the time to step back into the workplace?