How many friends have breezed back into a senior level role similar to what they were in before they had kids? Not many that I know of. Some by choice admittedly, however most have lost their confidence and just don’t know where to start. Here is the good news though if you are interested in returning to financial services – I have a fantastic recommendation that will help you in your quest!
The Return Hub is a unique recruitment company. They are connecting organisations who want a better gender balance at mid and senior levels with talented professionals who have left the financial services industry but now want to return. There are hundreds of experienced and talented professionals, the majority of whom are women, looking to return to work in senior financial roles who are currently underrepresented by the existing executive search community.
The Return Hub aims to redress this imbalance and ensure employers have access to a complete and diverse talent pool that is not accessible through traditional recruiting methods.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
“I worked with The Return Hub to help navigate my way back into a role in the City after taking a career break to have children. The Return Hub considered my skills and experience as a whole and with their in-depth understanding of the financial services sector matched me with quality, flexible opportunities. They were very supportive throughout the interview process and had an excellent understanding of the issues and opportunities for both parties. I valued their insight and encouragement a great deal and I would not hesitate in recommending them to others.”
“I have found you can have your cake and eat it, as through The Return Hub I have recently returned to a high level position in finance following an extended break to have my family.”
The Return Hub was set up by Dominie Moss, a City headhunter with 20 years’ experience in the financial sector.
REDRESSING THE BALANCE
In 2016 HM Treasury introduced the Women in Finance Charter. There are now 162 firms signed up to this voluntary charter and the numbers are steadily growing.
Alongside the introduction of the Gender Pay Gap Regulations in 2017, there is now a clear appetite to solve gender imbalance with firms realising the wider benefits for having a diverse organisation.
The Return Hub is redesigning senior level recruitment
They assess the skills and experience they have in The Return Hub and match individuals from this pool to fit specific roles with employers. They believe that Returners should be considered for permanent and interim positions as part of a robust and fair recruitment process.
In creating The Return Hub, they are making it easy for firms to do this.
Return To Work Programmes
The Return Hub contributed to the research that recommended employers with 250 or more employees should consider putting in place paid returner programmes or returnships with guaranteed training, advice, and support
Women and Work APPG Annual Report 2016
In addition to Return to Work programmes, The Return Hub has found that many of their candidates are looking for a fair route back to relaunch their careers.
For these candidates, The Return Hub offers access to senior roles with companies that are actively seeking to hire talented returners with transferable skills.
If you are looking to relaunch your career after time out – contact The Return Hub today for completely free advice, webinars, events and to be on the radar for suitable opportunities.
Website : Pinterest. It is great for ideas when I spend most of my day looking at words and numbers. It is nice to look at pictures – it is a good creative outlet.
Restaurant : Zambura Clapham old town and Scotts in Mayfair for a special occasion
Shop : Feather and Stitch in Richmond – a lovely curated clothes boutique
Hotel : The Pig in Brockenhurst, Hampshire
Holiday destination : South West Ireland. It is a lovely break, has beautiful views and is great with kids.
Parenting Tip : I have two young boys. Someone once told me that if you want your boys to carry on talking to you when they are teenagers; you need to make sure you really talk and listen to them when they are young. Time is always at a premium and it’s easy to be distracted, but I always try to follow this advice: keep talking and give full attention to everything they say.
Register for their Free Return to Work Event with founder of The Return Hub, Dominie Moss and hosted by The London Institute of Banking and Finance
27th February 2018
6 – 9pm Peninsular House
36 Monument Street