Women’s con­fi­dence key for re­turn to work

7 Days in Dubai - - BUSINESS -

would re­ceive as­sis­tance, in­clud­ing barista train­ing, con­trac­tor se­lec­tion, out­let de­sign, and op­er­a­tions and mar­ket­ing guid­ance.

7DAYS pre­vi­ously re­ported that Cof­fee Planet’s cof­fee sells from about Dhs20-Dhs25 for a 250g bag, but that goes up to about Dhs175 for the same sized bag of pri­vate la­bel cof­fee – known as the ‘wagyu beef of cof­fee’. A sur­vey by women’s sup­port and re­cruit­ment por­tal Hop­scotch re­veals that there is a huge dis­par­ity be­tween the sup­port fe­males need in or­der to make their jour­ney back to work a smooth one, and what is cur­rently on of­fer in the GCC re­gion. Of the types of skills women felt would be ben­e­fi­cial to learn, the sur­vey showed that 67 per cent would like to gain more con­fi­dence, just over half wanted to brush up on their so­cial me­dia skills and 64 per cent wanted to im­prove their per­sonal ef­fec­tive­ness. As part of its aim to help women get back into work Hop­scotch will hold a work­shop on Novem­ber 14. He­len McGuire, Co-Founder and MD of Hop­scotch, said: “Our aim at Hop­scotch is to sup­port women in their quest for work. “We know from our on­go­ing con­tact and feed­back from women that there is a real de­sire to have that per­sonal con­nect with a pro­fes­sion.” The com­pany’s ini­tial sta­tis­tics also re­vealed that 76 per cent of women would go back to work if flex­i­ble op­tions were avail­able. Hav­ing a creche at the work­place is also some­thing that women de­sired.

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