A few weeks ago we highlighted the issue faced by people who want to understand the maternity and paternity schemes of potential new employers. The lack of readily available information leaving them in the awkward position of having to ask in advance of an interview process and knowing that in doing so they potentially run the risk of compromising their application from the outset. Our post on the subject gathered a fair amount of support so rather than just being critical we have given some thought to what we can proactively do to help.
With that in mind from today and over the course of the coming weeks Ferrari Healy will seek clarification from all of our clients about what their maternity and paternity schemes are. We work with some incredible, forward thinking companies right now and are confident that they will be supportive; the irony is that we may well discover that some of our clients have brilliant schemes and don’t shout enough about them. It could and should be a great incentive to attract top talent!
We would encourage other recruiters to join us and do the same; collectively we are the gatekeepers to a large volume of job opportunities and as such we are well placed to help solve this problem.