This article from Geraldine Gallacher, Managing Director of the Executive Coaching Consultancy is the second in a series exploring female talent. It considers the challenges faced by employers in retaining women after maternity leave and offers some suggestions as to how managers can best support women that want to return to work.
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How can businesses attract and retain female talent? Geraldine Gallacher, Managing Director of the Executive Coaching Consultancy, discusses the issues.
In the third of our series of articles looking at how different countries in the APAC region are responding to the changing world of work, Abi Frederick of Lewis Silkin, focuses on the demographic dilemma facing Japan and offers a comparison to the situation in the UK and across Europe.
Claims of sex discrimination in China are low, despite the high level of discrimination and inequality experienced in the office. In the second of a series of articles looking at how different APAC countries are responding to the changing world of work, Scott Anderson of Lewis Silkin, explores the reasons for the low number of sex discrimination claims in China and how this may change in the future.
The proportion of the female workforce pursuing jobs in technology and computer science are low. Is this because of gender stereotypes and the perception of IT jobs as a whole? How has education played a part in discouraging women from seeking careers in these fields? Katie Honeyfield and Lucy Lewis of Lewis Silkin discuss.
Lord Davies' Women on Boards review set a target of 25% or more women in the boardrooms of the top FTSE companies by 2015 but equality and diversity in the workplace still remains an issue and UK progress is slower than desired. Is self-regulation or legislative intervention the answer to achieving gender diversity in the future of work? Lewis Silkin discuss.
Female labour market participation is higher than ever before and modern adult apprenticeships are being embraced by women in the UK - even in traditionally "male" professions. Yet women are still a rarity in the jobs at the top and few will ever reach the boardroom. In this comment piece, Lewis Silkin asks one simple question: why?