Fund firms are increasingly helping people return to work after long career breaks to diversify their talent pools and meet senior management gender targets.
Both initiatives are intended to “widen doors” and make the “glide path” for people who have taken a career break of at least a year back into work “easier”, says Sarah Dudney, client partner at The Buy-Side Club. The so-called glide path typically includes some form of career coaching or support so returners can “articulate private concerns, rebuild confidence, get back into the mode for working and manage any other issues”, says Ms Dudney….
…Ms Dudney says M&G is taking a “holistic” approach in that it is integrating returners into its mainstream talent acquisition pipeline, rather than running temporary placements….
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