MPs Endorse Progression of Women in the Workplace
Posted 14th February 2019 in News For Businesses
Large businesses must be challenged on hiring practices, experts have said, after the launch of a new guide on recruiting women for businesses.
“How to Recruit Women for the 21st Century” has been produced by the Women and Work All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), and recommends employers and policy makers take action to change “the persistent obstacles that women face when entering, progressing in, and returning to the workplace.”
The guide recommends a series of policies aimed at supporting women in the workplace, having been produced in collaboration with the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).
The REC’s head of policy Sophie Wingfield commented that a proposed broadening of the apprenticeship levy would “help more women access jobs in key sectors that are finding it difficult to find the staff that they need.”
“If employers are to successfully hire and attract the best, diverse talent, they need to take recruitment seriously and review their processes,” commented Jess Phillips MP, co-chair of the APPG.
“This toolkit encourages employers and policy makers to make those changes, giving practical steps that will go some way in shifting persistent