TATA GROUP, AMA­ZON, RBS DRAFT POLI­CIES TO AT­TRACT WOMEN LOOK­ING FOR A CA­REER COME­BACK

Fiji Sun - - International Business - Source : Busi­ness To­day

To take on the chal­lenge of women em­ploy­ees drop­ping out of the work­force, com­pa­nies are now draft­ing poli­cies to wel­come fe­male work­ers look­ing to make a come­back. Com­pa­nies like Tata Steel, RBS, Gen­pact and Ama­zon have pro­grammes that en­sure their tran­si­tion back to work life is seam­less.

For in­stance, the Women in Tech­nol­ogy Fo­rum led by RBS aims to cre­ate aware­ness among more than 29,000 women across the coun­try, as men­tioned in The Eco­nomic Times.

Com­pa­nies like RBS’ in-house Sec­ond Ca­reers In­tern­ship pro­gramme is look­ing to take the ini­tia­tive to other busi­ness units in In­dia, as men­tioned in the daily.

The Tata Group’s pro­gramme for re­turn­ing fe­male work­ers is called Tata Sec­ond Ca­reers In­spir­ing Pos­si­bil­i­ties (SCIP). The pro­gramme of­fers flex­i­ble work hours to help women work from home and main­tain work-life bal­ance. women.

Com­pa­nies like Ama­zon con­stantly evolve their sec­ond-ca­reer pro­grammes. Ama­zon’s ini­tia­tive, called Rekin­dle is con­stantly evolv­ing based on the feed­back it re­ceives.

Mean­while, com­pa­nies like Gen­pact have pro­grammes such as Ca­reer 2.0 that aims to bring back women in sab­bat­i­cal for ex­ec­u­tive-level po­si­tions.

Ca­reer 2.0 that runs only on so­cial me­dia has hired more than 90 women so far since 2015.

As found in the study, 2018 Work­ing Mother & AVTAR Best Com­pa­nies for Women, 51 per cent of the 100 Best Com­pa­nies have sim­i­lar for­mal pro­grammes to bring back women. Nine per­cent of all fe­male hires are women who have made a come­back, as men­tioned in the daily.

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