How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

APPG reports on How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century

Women & Work APPG

The Women and Work APPG is a cross-party group that examines the role of women in the workforce, bringing together Members of Parliament and interested stakeholders. Feminine Vitae attended one of APPG’s yearly meetings in London on 28th of January 2019; and contributed towards bridging the gap between the willingness to commit to a more balanced gender distribution in the workplace and the challenges of achieving this. The How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century report offers proposals to improve female recruitment across the employment and labour market

Flexible working by default: Hitting a new stride

Flexible by default: University of Sussex as a case Study

Notably, a key topic of discussion was the importance of flexibility for working women which is of relevance to working women who suffer from gynaecological health conditions. The University of Sussex is included as a case study as the institution introduced a “flexible by default” policy for every position as part of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. The Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equalities and Diversity), Claire Annesley, said: “Flexible working improves accessibility and equality of opportunity and will help us to attract, retain and engage the people we need to deliver Sussex 2025. Our ethos is to say ‘yes’ unless there is good reason to say ‘no’.”

The newly launched APPG report contains a series of recommendations and suggestions, as well as practical hints and tips for employers to improve the working conditions of their female employees.

PG’s website – appg/women and work

You can visit APPG’s website – appg/women and work to find out more about the aforementioned.

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