In the past year, approximately 3 million women dropped out of the workforce; and experts estimate it will be at least 2024 before these numbers rebound. In the meantime, there will be significant competition for talented women. Here’s what you can do to compete:
- Offer flexible work policies that enable women to stay in the workforce even when they face significant responsibilities and challenges in their personal lives.
- Don’t let remote work widen the gender pay gap and/or promote a unfair conceptions about employees who work from home. Understand that work is what people accomplish and contribute, not where they do it; and make this philosophy part of your workplace culture.
- Highlight/stress flexible work arrangements in job postings and recruitment materials.
- Hire and promote employees who demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to authenticity, inclusiveness, humility, and empathy.