‘Returners’ Category

December 2nd, 2014, 6:00 am

What It Takes to Successfully Transition from Returner to Full Timer

By Cathie Ericson Returnship programs, which are typically hosted by top financial services firms eager to mine the talent pool of employees who took a career break and want to jump back in, have been the focus of several banks in the past few years. The programs, which heavily recruit women, represent a win-win for [...]

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November 20th, 2014, 6:00 am

Getting Back to Work After a Break: 10 Things You Need to Know to Return to the Workplace

By Cathie Ericson “The Opt Out Generation Wants Back In” heralded the headline of a 2013 New York Times article about women who had taken a career break and then subsequently desired to re-enter the workforce. The story itself, however, painted a rather bleak picture of these women’s futures. And while no one claims that [...]

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November 13th, 2014, 6:00 am

Why Wall St. Wants You Back: Returning From a Career Break

By Cathie Ericson Attention, downshifters: Wall Street wants you back. And they’re proving it with a plethora of returnship programs especially designed to appeal to those employees, especially women, who have taken a break and now are ready to jump back in. There are differing opinions over who was the first to launch a returnship [...]

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June 2nd, 2011, 6:00 am

Coaching Programs for Moms Returning to Work are on the Rise

By Stephanie Wilcox (Middlefield, CT) Is it becoming harder and harder to be a working mom? Yes, if you look at the number of women who throw in the career towel once they start families, finding it challenging to transition back to work while maintaining work/life balance. Fortunately, many firms are implementing programs to keep [...]

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August 19th, 2010, 6:00 am

Jobs Returning to Wall Street: 5 Tips to Get that Promotion, Raise, or New Job

By Stephanie Wilcox (Connecticut) Good news, bankers and insurance professionals: financial services companies in New York are hiring again, and you’re among the most desired candidates. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that employment in the industry grew by 6,800 in New York City from the end of February through May, the largest gain in [...]

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August 18th, 2010, 6:00 am

The Benefits of Hiring Women Returning from a Career Break

Contributed by Carol Fishman Cohen and Vivian Steir Rabin In the June issue of INC Magazine, Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard is interviewed about a range of topics relating to managing and motivating employees. When asked at the end of the interview: “If you were starting a company today, what would you do to create the [...]

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February 17th, 2009, 1:06 pm

Bumps on the On Ramp

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) Stay at home mothers (SAHMs) are looking for work and facing some good news/bad news. A combination of factors is sending these SAHMs back to work. Some need to replace the income of spouses who have been laid off. Others need the additional money to combat increased living costs. And still [...]

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January 20th, 2009, 1:00 pm

Making a Comeback

by Liz O’Donnell (Boston) The women in The Comeback have one thing in common: none of them had planned to leave work but at some point they all made the decision to go back. I spoke recently with Keller about what she learned from writing the book and what advice she had for women looking [...]

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September 3rd, 2008, 12:45 pm

Merrill Lynch Providing Professional Women an Opportunity for Greater Returns

by Pamela Weinsaft (New York City) The management team at Merrill Lynch was puzzled. While it was clear that Merrill Lynch was recruiting its fair share of the most promising women from campuses around the world and developing that talent, the number of women dropped at each successive level up the corporate ladder. Moreover, there [...]

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August 19th, 2008, 1:30 pm

Mentoring My Boss: The View From Down Here

by Valerie Poulin (Toronto) When I decided to return to life as an employee after a decade of freelance and contract work, I thought that it would be tough to find get back into the swing of things. But while I dreaded leaving behind the freedom and flexibility of the freelance life, I longed for [...]

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