Women’s confidence key for return to work
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.