Back to Business: Facilitating the Return to Work

Back to Business: Facilitating the Return to Work

1st April 2020 | Central London -- CANCELLED EVENT


It is with regret that we must cancel our upcoming 'Back to Business: Facilitating the Return to Work' event on 1st April.

The return to work and returners programmes, alongside complimentary themes of shared parental leave and flexible working, will be covered at our upcoming 'Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace: Adapting Practice and Enhancing Productivity' event, taking place in Central London on Tuesday, 28th April 2020

For further information about the agenda and speakers, please see below. We hope to see you there! 


Click here to view 'Developing a Family-Friendly Workplace'


For registration queries please contact:

Ivana Picone 

0207 593 5739






Chair's introduction

Jessica Figueras, Chair, National Childbirth Trust


Made to measure: setting your returner programme up for success

  • Returner programme: context and growth
  • The business benefits of hiring returners and developing bespoke returner programmes
  • Developing a learning mindset: piloting and evaluating your programme

Julianne Miles MBE, CEO and Co-Founder, Women Returners


Return on investment: securing buy-in and adapting recruitment practices

  • Communicating the benefits of returners and returner schemes
  • Securing buy-in from senior management and across the business
  • Adpoting recruitment processes to best sopt talent and potential after a career break
  • Engaging returners: adapting your attraction strategies


Networking Break


Managing the transition: supporting staff and onboaring new hires

  • Enabling managers to best support returners joining their teams
  • Building professional confidence and upskilling returners to re-integrate into the workplace
  • Flexible working: making it possible for returners to do their best work in a way that also works

Kaammini Chanrai, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Vodafone UK




Integrating returners and ensuring they have the tools and resources to flourish

  • How mentors, senior sponsors and networks can make all the difference in long-term integration
  • Ensuring that returners feel valued and included


Leading a change in culture: embedding returners and returnships into a supportive and cohesive environment

  • Celebrating the skills and benefits which returners bring to the business
  • Normalising flexible working practices
  • Embedding returners into your wider talent management strategy

Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment, Carers UK


Chair's Closing Remarks


Event Close