Leading organizations recognize the need to attract and retain underutilized sources of talent, including women. Doing so is key to remaining competitive in a global market and in addressing anticipated skill shortages or mismatches.
Having a critical mass of women at all levels of an organization, including senior management, has also been linked to higher organizational performance. When leveraged effectively, the engagement of female employees has been convincingly correlated with productivity, profitability, employee commitment, and retention (Joy & Carter, 2007; Shipman & Kay, 2009). Despite this compelling research, the leaky pipeline, which is a metaphor used to describe the situation of organizations losing female talent, still exists.
Retaining valued employees, and in particular working mothers, can often be accomplished with simple, low or no cost strategies. As Canada Career Counselling discovered in its nationwide 3-year project that looked at the impact of a women’s career development during childbearing years, employers and employees can definitely take steps to Make it Work!
To read more on why some women are leaving traditional careers click here to view Tellent’s Blog. Tellent is a community for professional women to find flexible careers and is the only actionable service of it’s kind in Canada.
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Shipman, C., & Kay, K. (2009). Womenomics: Work less, achieve more, live better. New York: Harper Business.
Joy, L., Carter, N., Wagner, H., & Narayana, S. (2007). The Bottom Line: Corporate performance and women’s representation on boards. Catalyst.
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Canada Career Counselling can help you to establish a fulfilling career direction and make strategic career-related decisions. Through your work with one of our Registered Psychologists, Career Coaches, and/or Advisors, you’ll walk away from career counselling feeling confident in the choice(s) you’ve made and the steps you need to take to reach your career goal!
We serve people coast to coast in Canada. We offer one-one-one sessions in person as well as distance sessions by phone or through video/web conferencing platforms.
While Canada Career Counselling is a private organization that provides fee-based services, many benefit/extended health plans provide coverage for sessions and assessments with our Registered Psychologists.