Inside the Programs Returning Women to the Workforce After Career Breaks
Returnships can help employees brush up their skills after a career break. See how role-model companies use these programs to find top talent.
At the height of the pandemic, the workforce contracted drastically — resulting from layoffs, furloughs and competing priorities at home. In the post-vaccine, return-to-the-office world, many of those employees have re-entered the workforce. However, women who left the market have yet to return to their pre-pandemic roles.
As of February 2022, there were over 1.1 million fewer women participating in the labor force than before the pandemic, according to analysis from the National Women’s Law Center. Meanwhile, their male counterparts returned to the market in droves.
Your company can play a role in reversing the trend — while gaining access to top talent. Savvy leaders are leveraging flexible opportunities, return to work programs and benefits to attract female employees after career breaks. Here’s what you can learn from these role models.