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Men vs women: How gender balance can give a boost to your business

The Women's Business Council made a key point in their report last month - businesses need to recruit the best talent available, not just to grow but if they are to survive in the global marketplace. The UK has a long way to go in terms of closing the gender gaps within the labour market and we think that recruiters have a key role to play in supporting businesses to attract the diverse workforces needed to compete globally. On Tuesday 16 July, Recruitment International and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) will host the next Women in Recruitment event which will showcase the role that recruiters can play and provide a client perspective on what they expect from agencies. One specific aim of the event will be to understand how businesses are tackling gender imbalance within their organisations and what more needs to be done to embed fair and sustainable recruitment practices.

Speakers include: Heather Melville, Founder and Global Chair of the RBS Focused Women's Network, Joanna Santinon, Partner sponsor for Ernst & Young's Women's Network, Sue O'Brien, CEO & Board Director for Norman Broadbent and a Women's Business Council representative and Carol Rosati, co-founder of Harvey Nash's Inspire Network, a business network for senior women in the FTSE 250 and Fortune Global 1000 organisations. Also invited is the Equalities Minister Jo Swinson MP to speak on government proposed solutions and initiatives to support businesses achieve greater gender diversity.

To book your place at this free event, please email More information is available here.

The Women in Recruitment Conference will be held on 16th July from 08.30 to 14.00 at the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, Dorset House, First Floor, 27-45 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NT. 


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