This project closed on 29th May 2020. If you are an employer looking for ways to recruit and retain candidates in roles that were previously hard to fill and improve productivity, you may find the resources below helpful:
Caring, Working, Living toolkit
As part of the project, we developed a three part, simple toolkit of bite sized guides about how to recruit and retain employees requiring flexible working arrangements. Employers and Returners were involved in the development of each section of the toolkit through their input at the Caring, Working, Living Panel and the Breaking Down Barriers workshops.
Part One: What is Flexible Working
Part Two: How to Ensure Interview Practices Support Returners
Part Three: How to Attract Returners to Your Organisation
Flexible working – the role of job boards in better promoting flexible work
Research undertaken to understand the flexible job board market and how accommodating it is in addressing the needs of Returners in Greater Manchester both in terms of advertising roles with a variety of flexible work patterns and quality job opportunities.